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HEROES' SQUARE
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HEROES' SQUARE
Duration: 4 hours (with two intermissions)
  • 05 oct 2019, 17:00
Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
Vilnius, Lithuania

Thomas Bernhard

Premiere — March 27, 2015

Fifty years after the annexation of Austria by Germany professor Schuster, a thinker and a philosopher, who fled Nazis and left Austria for Oxford, was asked by Vienna Mayor to return to his university. However, the situation in contemporary Vienna is “much worse than fifty years ago”, and homeland turns out to be a “deadly place”.

Thomas Bernhard, the author of the play, chooses one of his favourite entry points: death of a protagonist and the investigation of the details that have led to it. As usual in his plays, the death is a suicide. It opens up a mysterious empty space with enigmatic signs, while the family of the deceased is forced to question them. Bernhard’s language, full of poetry and music, turns the play into a carefully measured overstatement. The art of exaggeration is Bernhard’s instrument in revealing the detailed view of the current-day situation.

  1. Director, Set and Light Designer: Krystian Lupa
  2. Costume Designer: Piotr Skiba
  3. Creative Associate, Author of Video Projections: Łukasz Twarkowski
  4. Composer: Bogumił Misala
  5. Directors Assistants: Giedrė Kriaučionytė, Adam A. Zduńczyk
  6. Project Manager: Vidas Bizunevičius
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Cast: Valentinas Masalskis, Viktorija Kuodytė, Eglė Mikulionytė, Arūnas Sakalauskas, Eglė Gabrėnaitė, Rasa Samuolytė, Toma Vaškevičiūtė, Doloresa Kazragytė, Vytautas Rumšas, Neringa Bulotaitė, Povilas Budrys 

In Lithuanian language with Russian subtitles

No admittance after third bell.

Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

Lithuanian National Drama Theatre was founded on October 6, 1940. Today the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre is the most important art venue in the country, proud of an expansive troupe of performing actors and inviting the best directors, artists, and composers from Lithuania and abroad. The theatre features both classical and modern dramaturgy, organizes readings, conferences, meetings and other cultural events.

Krystian Lupa
Krystian Lupa

Krystian Lupa is a Polish theatre director, set designer, playwright, translator and pedagogue. He studied physics at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, in 1963–1969 he studied graphics at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, also film directing at the National Higher School of Film in Łódź and finally, theatre directing at the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts. Lupa is famous for his specific methods of working with the text and actors also known as “laboratory rehearsals”.

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  2. Co-producer — International theatre festival “Divine Comedy”
  3. Sponsors — Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Council for Culture, Polish Institute in Vilnius

 

                                   

 

               

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