Jäniksen vuosi / The Year of the Hare

Stage design for a theatre play

The Year of the Hare tells the story of Datanome Vatanen, who decides to leave it all and break out from today’s hectic society. She tries to find her own way in life, with the help of a wild hare.

The scenography was created very playfully, with a lot of artistic freedom. It is a play of curtains, a dive into the world of dreams and layers of Vatanen’s psyche.

Premiered in 2022 in Oulu theatre big stage.

Script: Esa Leskinen, Sami Keski-Vähälä, Kristian Smeds. Based on a novel by Arto Paasilinna Director: Eljas Liinamaa Scenography: Aino Koski Costume design: Pasi Räbinä Light design: Elina Romppainen Sound design: Jukka Lappalainen Hair and make up: Eija Juutistenaho On stage: Heli Haapalainen, Aki Pelkonen, Mirjami Kukkola, Timo Reinikka, Tuula Väänänen

Photos: Janne-Pekka Manninen and Aino Koski