21/45 - Dramatic Entrances: Immigrant Tales Just in Time

Theater

Thu. 12.05

18:30

Turku city theatre - Sopukka stage

Fri. 13.05

18:30

Turku city theatre - Sopukka stage

Duration: 45 min. + Q&A 15min

Language: English

Suitability: All

Group: -

Country: USA/Finland

Performers: Antti Ainola, Nuppu Ervasti, Noémie Hueber, Tekla Knuutila, Rami Laaksonen, Fiona Syrén, Matti Tapani, Tuomas Vainionpää

Team: Noora Nessi Kääriäinen (Assistant director), Peter Friedrich (Director)

Description: Laugh, cry, get informed, get confused! But when the clock runs out, the show is over, guaranteed! Students from Turku UAS, Arts Academy and Åbo Akademi University race against time to present 21 separate and distinct immigrant stories while the clock on display ticks down from 45 minutes to zero. This theatrical style is part of what is known as Neo-Futurism in the United States and is performed in professional companies, colleges, high schools and more.

The 21 stories, a mix of comic, tragic, familiar and strange, are based on student interviews with current and former asylum seekers in Turku and Helsinki. A great deal of help was provided by the asylum assistance organization We See You, The Association of Ukrainians in Finland, and Project Serene. All net proceeds from performances will be donated to the Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Sami Rannila/Sauli Luttinen from the FINFRINGE organization will host an open discussion the audience can join after each performance.

Director Peter Friedrich comes to the Finfringe thanks to the Fulbright Finland Foundation and the Seeking Solutions to Global Challenges Award. For the past ten years, he has helped underserved communities build original theatre in Europe, the Middle East, Central America and at home in Georgia at Berry College.

Cast: Antti Ainola, Nuppu Ervasti, Noémie Hueber, ,Tekla Knuutila, Rami Laaksonen, Fiona Syrén, Matti Tapani, Tuomas Vainionpää

Assistant Director: Noora Nessi Kääriäinen

All ticket sales will be donated to The Red Cross Finland Disaster relief fund.

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