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Freedom Festival

A theatre festival at the Vanemuine on May 17-19, 2018.

The Freedom Festival will be taking place in 2018 – the year in which the Republic of Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary. Many other European countries are marking the same anniversary.

As such, the Vanemuine is inviting theatres from countries that enjoy friendly relations with Estonia to visit the country so as to discuss the concept of freedom via the medium of theatre: winning, losing and finding freedom again; the power and fragility of freedom; the freedom of the state and the individual; inner freedom; and freedom of thought.

The programme for the festival includes three productions from abroad and two staged by the Vanemuine itself.

The Freedom Festival will be a springtime party for free (and free-thinking) people in Tartu.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

17.05 19:00 Harbour Theatre
Valmiera Drama Theatre (Latvia)
G. Pride THE SMELL OF MUSHROOMS
In Latvian with Estonian subtitles

18.05 17:00 Small Building of the Vanemuine
sadsongskomplex:fi (Finland)
K. Smeds SAD SONGS FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE
In Finnish with Estonian and English subtitles

18.05 19:00 Grand Building of the Vanemuine
Vanemuine Theatre (Estonia)
S. Campbell BEATRICE
In Estonian with English subtitles

19.05 19:00 Grand Building of the Vanemuine
Freedom Theatre (Georgia)
B. Brecht THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
In Georgian with Estonian subtitles

19.05 19:00 Harbour Theatre (SOLD OUT!)
Vanemuine Theatre (Estonia)
Frisch THE ARSONISTS
In Estonian

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