The premieres of two theatres in Haihara are approaching

In the courtyard of Haihara Art Center, both Teatteri Lysti and Haihara Puppet Theatre continue to offer performances for visitors this summer.
Jäniksen vuosi-näytelmän mies ja jänis nauravat.
In the play “Jäniksen vuosi” (The Year of the Hare), the main characters are Vatanen and Jänis.

The classic text interpreted by Teatteri Lysti 


This summer, the amateur theater Teatteri Lysti in Tampere presents the play “Jäniksen vuosi” (The Year of the Hare). The play is based on Arto Paasilinna’s novel and has been adapted for the stage by Kristian Smeds. The director of the performance is Tarja-Liisa Qvintus.

The play tells the story of journalist Kaarlo Vatanen, who collides with a hare and follows it into the forest, leaving behind the dullness of Helsinki. Vatanen and the hare embark on an adventure across Finland, encountering peculiar people and finding their way toward nature. The tale is a tender and significant adult fable that explores friendship, empowerment, and human destinies, sprinkled with humor. Recommended for ages 13 and older.

Performance dates:

  • June 28th at 7:00 PM (premiere)
  • June 30th at 4:00 PM
  • July 2nd at 7:00 PM
  • July 3rd at 7:00 PM
  • July 18th at 7:00 PM
  • July 21st at 4:00 PM
  • July 23rd at 7:00 PM
  • July 25th at 7:00 PM
  • July 26th at 7:00 PM
  • July 28th at 4:00 PM
  • August 6th at 7:00 PM
  • August 7th at 7:00 PM
  • August 9th at 7:00 PM
  • August 11th at 4:00 PM

Tickets are priced at €20 (full price), €15 (reduced price), and €10 (discounted price). You can purchase tickets through Teatteri Lysti’s website.


Puppet theatre for the whole family


Additionally, Haihara Puppet Theatre offers a family-friendly puppet show titled “Hölmölän kylä” (The Village of Fools). Directed and written by Terhi Viljanen, the play is set in the fictional village of Hölmölä, where the villagers carefully consider everything before taking action to avoid accidents. Despite their efforts, the Hölmölä residents find themselves in constant mishaps, providing plenty of laughter—except within Hölmölä itself.

Performance dates for “Hölmölän kylä”:

  • June 29th at 6:00 PM (premiere)
  • June 30th at 6:00 PM
  • August 1st at 6:00 PM
  • August 4th at 6:00 PM
  • August 8th at 6:00 PM
  • August 13th at 6:00 PM
  • August 15th at 6:00 PM
  • August 20th at 6:00 PM
  • August 22nd at 6:00 PM
  • August 27th at 6:00 PM
  • August 29th at 6:00 PM
  • August 30th at 6:00 PM

Tickets for “Hölmölän kylä” are priced at €10 (full price) and €15 (reduced price). For reservations and inquiries you can call 040 570 3107.

Text: Aurora Weijo
Photos: Kari Etelä
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