The high point of the summer came on 25 July when the Paide Theatre production of Estonian Gods had its opening night at the Anton Hansen Tammsaare Museum in Vargamäe. Haage Natural Mineral Water supported this great artistic undertaking, keeping the performers hydrated during their rehearsal period.
This time we ran a prize draw via our Facebook page, giving people the chance to win two tickets to the very first performance. As it turned out, the winner was a true theatre lover, Kristi, who works with the ‘I Help Children’ charity and sometimes sees the same show four or five times. She had even enjoyed performances at Vargamäe before, when an adaptation of Tammsaare’s The Master of Kõrboja was staged there.
Estonian Gods was the first time Kristi had seen a Paide Theatre production, however, and she very much enjoyed the play, which takes a humorous look at contemporary political issues. She promised to recommend the theatre’s productions from here on in.
The major sponsor of the production is Haart Ehitus OÜ, while its media partner is the Järva Teataja newspaper. It is also being supported by the City of Paide, Paide Cultural Centre, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Haage Natural Mineral Water.
Directed by Jan Teevet (Paide Theatre)
Starring Maarja Mitt, Peeter Volkonski, Ilo-Ann Saarepera (Ugala Theatre), Joosep Uus (Paide Theatre), Johannes Richard Sepping (Paide Theatre) & Ursel Tilk (Paide Theatre)
Written by Johan Elm
Designed by Kairi Mändla
Sound by Rauno Vaher, Kenn-Eerik Kannike (Paide Theatre) & Kirill Havanski (Paide Theatre)
Also contributing to the production are 14 youngsters from the Paide Theatre studio and the Viimsi School theatre troupe ‘Eksperiment’.