Sofi Oksanen’s much-awaited new drama receives its world premiere at the Finnish National Theatre in March 2024. Strawberry Field is a frighteningly current drama with thrilling edge-of-your-seat twists as its characters unwittingly become pawns of a hostile ideology.
Strawberry Field’s gaze is fixed on the shockingly deep divide that splits the world into two antagonistic camps. In our global world, dark forces do not operate only in some distant elsewhere but are active among us. And the stakes are profoundly high - freedom and human rights.
Sofi Oksanen is a world-class writer whose new play is an eagerly anticipated cultural highlight. Oksanen’s latest drama is directed by Mika Myllyaho. Their previous collaboration, Puhdistus (Purge, 2007), became a massive hit both on stage and as a novel.
On stage Maria Kuusiluoma, Petri Liski, Pirjo Luoma-aho, Wenla Reimaluoto, Janne Reinikainen, and Otto Rokka
Director Mika Myllyaho Playtext Sofi Oksanen Stage design Eliisa Rintanen and Mika Myllyaho Costume design Auli Turtiainen Music Samuli Laiho Lighting and video design Ville Virtanen Sound design Grégory Maisse Make-up design Petra Kuntsi