18:00 - 21:00
Director Yana Ross and playwright Mindaugas Nastaravičius are offering an original interpretation of Ödön von Horváth’s play from 1931 about the origins of Nazism in Germany and Austria. The main themes – nationalism, cultural traditions, and hypocrisy – remain at the core of the performance but are shown in the context of today’s Lithuania. It is a tragicomedy. The performance provokes laughter but at some point, this laughter can make you feel extremely uncomfortable…
The director was born in Latvia but received her education elsewhere in Europe, Russia, and the USA. For nearly twenty years now she has collaborated with Lithuanian theatre companies. The style of her Vilnius productions, imbued with historical issues facing the country and the aesthetic principles underlying Lithuanian theatre, compares favourably with those of Koršunovas or Nekrošius. In Poland she has staged: Wunschkonzert starring Danuta Stenka (TR 2014) and The
Lake starring Dawid Ogrodnik (2016). At Kontakt 2016 she won the Award for Best Director for The Seagull.
fot. Laura Vanseviciene