"Tallinn Bears" is a musical based of libretto by Lauris Gundarsi and music and lyrics by Siim Aimla. The musical tells a story about bear family, who is forced to leave their home as the city is expanding to forest. Cornered animals behave unpredictably, and so do people when bears appear on the urban landscape.
Young bear Aka has a plan to attack the city, to scare and to cause chaos in order to make clear to the people living in the city that bears has been living in forests way before the city was established and so bears have also rights to their home like people have.
During the bears' invasion, a ten-year-old girl, Hele, is taken from the city. Imprisoned in a cave among bears, she turns out to be the first person to be able to communicate with bears. Hele understands that in order to live side by side and be together we have to listen to each other, understand and try to find common solutions.
The bear family gives an oppurtunity to young and older spectator to identify themselves with characters on the stage and to live along to problems that seem impossible to solve at first. The musical reflects our attitude towards family, strangers and the nature around us, talking about staying together in difficult circumstances and about humanity even if the main characters are bears.
Author and director: Lauris Gundars
Music and lyrics: Siim Aimla
Artist: Inga Vares
Choreograph: Marge Ehrenbusch
Lighting designer: Priidu Adlas
Poster art: Joonas Sildre
Cast: Haide Männamäe, Grete Konksi, Maarja Tammemägi, Stefan Hein,
Rauno Kaibiainen, Toomas Tross
Duration: 2 h 10 min
On Saturday, 04.11 at 13.00 in Valga Culture Center, grand hall