16.06.2018 - 19:00 to 20:00
Turun ylioppilasteatteri, Läntinen rantakatu 23, 20100 Turku
Läntinen rantakatu 23, 20100 Turku
Turun ylioppilasteatteri

Seven Brothers - A tranquil display about human presence.

“When they had eaten, they sat here and there each thinking of something or looking at the book open before him. Near the rear window, which looked west, sat Aapo, fussing with his pipe and apparently in serious thought.” (A . Kivi, Seitsemän veljestä)

Aleksis Kivi’s novel Seitsemän veljestä (1870) is one of the most notable novels in Finnish Literature. The novel follows the lives of seven orphaned brothers, young men, in the 19th century countryside Finland. During ten years, they build houses, farm land, hunt animals, wrestle, have sauna, learn how to read and tell each other compelling stories.

The performance Seven Brothers, premiering in June 16th 2018, illustrates the milieu of the seven brothers’ house at one ordinary summer evening. Seven Brothers is an honest, tranquil performance that fixates on human presence.

The audience is taken in to a dim, countryside scent cottage. There, spectator can observe the brothers, watching their slow-paced deeds and listening to their prolific tunes.

Though it may seem that nothing happens, plenty is happening all the time. Insignificant, simple action or sound can suddenly turn into immensely meaningful and complex. The human presence makes ordinary moments interesting.

In order to underline the human presence, the performance is stripped in every possible way. The performance has no electric lighting, make-up or role costumes. Also, the performance has no dialogue, so it translates to all languages.

Seven Brothers is Turku Student Theatre’s off-production. The performance is directed by Lukas Priklopil, being part of his Drama Education studies.


June 16 (premiere)
June 17 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 26 / 27 at 7pm.

All the performances at Turku Student Theatre (Läntinen rantakatu 23). 



You can reserve your tickets also in English. Choose the date where you want to buy your tickets and then select "in English" from the top left corner from our ticket sale website. If you have problems or questions about tickets, please contact us info@turunylioppilasteatteri.fi.