Lemmikki / The Pet
GUEST: Lemmikki / The Pet – When longing goes too far…
A pet dies, and is buried
The pet is missed.
Rain whips a homemade plaque as the pet lies in its grave. Until one night, a familiar figure arrives at the pet cemetery.
The pet is a horror performance about the death of an animal and a violation of a grave. A cute, familiar and fluffy body becomes unfamiliar.
The performance is inspired by Stephen King’s novel “Pet Sematary,” in which the family pet is run over by a truck. It is brought to life by magic so that the child does not have to know the truth. The actual story only begins when the child is also run over by a truck, and the father is unable to deal with his grief.
This time we mourn the pet and not the child.
The Pet is a first part of the performance series, which studies the possibilities of theatrical horror and focuses on the basic subject of horror, death. Through horror stories, the relationship with death by individuals and the community has always been discussed, but this time focus is on a species other than humans.
K-16 is a collective founded in 2019 that utilizes horror culture in its performances. The collective examines what kind of artistic potential horror as a genre has.
Performance is horror-themed and includes scenes that can scare or cause anxiety in some audience members.
Director Arni Rajamäki
Concept Arni Rajamäki ja Sampsa Timoskainen
On stage Talvikki Eerola ja Sampsa Timoskainen
Scenography and light design Julia Jäntti
Sound design Antero Kemppi
Production Mimmi Nahi
Length 60 min
Language the performance is non-linguistic
Age recommendation 15 years
Performance includes theatre smoke, loud sounds, and flashing lights.