Turku Student Theatre has two visiting international acts this Spring! Both shows are in English, so feel free to join us in these two great acts!
The HERO LIGHT – Dominic Kelly (UK)
15th March 7pm
The Hero Light retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle – the ‘Irish Iliad’. Centered on legendary hero Cú Chulainn, the Hound, it weaves together stories of loyalty, love and betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today.
Dominic Kelly balances irreverent humour & beautiful imagery with a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale. In The Hero Light he brings an ancient epic to fizzing contemporary life.
Dominic’s dynamic, compelling storytelling style has captivated theatre and festival audiences in fifteen countries on three continents. UK venues include the Barbican, National Theatre and British Museum. He directs storytelling & music performances for Norway’s national folk arts stage, and teaches storytelling at the Royal College of Music in Sweden.
15 / 10 €
THE CHESS PLAYER - Richard McEwans (US)
17th & 18th April 7pm
Based on Stefan Zweig’s classic novella The Royal Game (Schachnovelle)
A stolen book of chess games becomes a lifeline for a prisoner in a Nazi jail. Held in solitary confinement, he clings to sanity by dividing his mind between two feuding chess masters. After he escapes, he dares to skirt a volcano of madness by challenging the greatest chess player in the world to a match. Richard McElvain reimagines Stefan Zweig’s classic story as a 75 minute journey exploring the powers of imagination and the pitfalls of obsession.
15 / 10 €