The God´s Theater
The events in January 1987 at The Northern Glow – Theater Meeting in Oulu shocked all of Finland. A group of four theater students called The God´s Theater was one of the last to perform and caused panic among the audience. After stripping naked, the performers emptied a powder extinguisher inside the theater and started to drive out the audience, which consisted mainly of theater professionals. Smeared in feces, the naked performers jumped into the audience and threw eggs at them while cracking whips and setting off firecrackers. The violent performance received a violent reaction: The God´s Theater was taken to court. Was the performance in Oulu the last cultural act in Finland? Why was the whole existence of theater schools questioned in the aftermath?