Houkka Bros. (Tero Nauha, Pietu Pietiäinen, Kristian Smeds, Juha Valkeapää) Children, birds and flowers is a do-it-yourselves living-room musical. It is made of 13 scenes and contains 16 songs. The duration is 1 h 30 mins, and there is no interval. The main character, Frank, is based on the Italian saint, Francis of Assisi. His personal history is handled quite freely. The style of the performance keeps changing: punk, naivism, sentimentalism, black humour etc.
2006: Baltoscandal, Rakvere, Estonia, June 28-July 2; Helsinki Festival, Sept 1-3; Lainsuojattomat Festival, Pori, Sept 7-8.; Budapest, Nov 2-3.
2007: Korjaamo, Helsinki, Oct 3-6; Meteor 2007, Bergen, Oct 12-13.
2008: Turku City Theatre, Oct 16; NET festival, Moscow, Nov 22-23.
2009: Homo Novus, Riga, Sept 1.
Photo: Ville Hyvönen