Milla Martikainen

ICE 2018





Set, lighting and video designer


Director: Essi Rossi (FIN)

Dramaturg: Iida Hämeen-Anttila (FIN)

Costume Designer: Reet Aus (EST)

Set, light and video designer: Milla Martikainen (FIN)

Sound designer: Pauli Riikonen (FIN)

Video assistant: Mikk-Mait Kivi (EST)

On stage: Carl Alm (FIN), Matti Raita (FIN), Henrik Kalmet (EST), Mari Abel (EST), Riina Maidre (EST), Mirtel Pohla (EST)

Producer: Irina Duskova (FIN)

Production: Klockriketeatern och Von Krahl Teater


Premier in Von Krahl theater in Tallinn in 2017, Finnish premier in Viirus theatre in 2017, performances in National theatre in Helsinki, Finland in 2017

In 1908, deep in Siberia, a mysterious meteorite hits the Earth. It contains a special ice that is able to talk with people’s hearts. A young man on a scientific expedition finds it. The Ice speaks to his heart, and his heart names him Bro. He feels the Ice and knows its purpose – to bring together the 23 000 blond, blue-eyed Brothers and Sisters of the Light who are scattered all around the world. To wake their sleeping hearts by striking their chests with an ice hammer. The game is brutal, but necessary in order to fulfill the mission: whether you’re killed by the hammer or your heart starts to mumble and talk. Then you become one of the chosen ones who are able to return to the Light. And to destroy this world.

On stage we get acquainted with a reading circle. Its members have dedicated their lives to Sorokin’s novel Ice. Their ambitious plan is to act like instructed in the novel, find all the chosen ones and become rays of Light in the universe.

Are you one of the chosen ones?