How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won
Last performances 18th and 19th August at Stage-Festival, Helsinki.
Additional performances in spring 2015: 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th of May.
New! Tickets are also on sale in Finland through Tiketti.
The West is a big tavern where nobody is invited.
That is the basic metaphor for the new production by Akse Pettersson, a new generation talent of Finnish theatre.
Von Krahl’s actors squint their eyes and make their fingers look like pistols. A saloon is erected into the theatre hall where drinks are only served to the bold. Where whores carry knives in their stockings and the stormy night hides a hundred desperados hungry for revenge. This is the wild west where anyone can become free.
Because the west is a game that anyone can play.
Premiere on January 30th, 2015 in Von Krahl Theatre
Direcor: AKSE PETTERSSON (Finland)
Set Designer: JAAKKO PIETILÄINEN (Finland)
Graphic Designer: MARGUS TAMM
On stage: MARI ABEL, OTT KARTAU, RAGNE VEENSALU, TÕNIS NIINEMETS, KAIT KALL, JIM ASHILEVI and JOONAS HEIKKINEN (Finland)
Technical solutions: KRISTIINA PRAKS, ALLAN KALLASTE, JÜRGEN REISMAA, ENAR TARMO
Project Manager: KATRIN VINGEL
Performances: 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th of May at 19:00
With English subtitles.
Duration: 1h 20 min., no intermission.
You can purchase tickets for Von Krahl Theatre’s shows from
Tiketti (Finland) or Von Krahl’s ticket office (Rataskaevu 10, open every day 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
or by writing to: kersti[at]vonkrahl.ee
For more information on booking individual tickets or tickets for groups please contact: Kersti Karro / kersti[at]vonkrahl.ee / +372 520 7887
Regular ticket: 17 /12 (discount: students/ITIC/ISIC/pensioners/unemployed visitors with a proof certificate from the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund)
Member of the Estonian Theatre Association: 12 €
Von Krahl Theatre (Est. 1992), founded and lead by Peeter Jalakas, used to be the most feared theatre in Estonia. Legend had it that whenever you stepped inside their blackbox to see a show, the actors would scream, get naked and puke on your best clothes. Those were the days. The crazy Von Krahl punks used to do it in the name of pure art. Now they do it in the name of love.
Akse Pettersson (b. 1984) has recently risen to fame as the spokesperson of the Y-Generation in Finnish drama thanks to his last big success “Kaspar Hauser” (2014, Q-Teatteri). He is the artistic director of Takomo Teatteri in Helsinki and plays guitar in the band häXjesus. Now he and his fellow countrymen, set designer Jaakko Pietiläinen and actor Joonas Heikkinen, have sailed south over the Gulf of Finland to work with the actors of Von Krahl Theatre.
Neil Young – “The Great Divide”
Loreen – “Euphoria”
Andreas Scholl – “Ombra Mai Fu” (from George Frideric Händel’s opera “Xerxes”)
Bonnie “Prince” Billie – “Wolf Among Wolves ”
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”