GHETTO by Josua Sobol. The premier is dedicated to 75th anniversary of the abolishment of the Vilna Ghetto
World War II. Nazi-occupied Lithuania has become a death trap for Jews. Men, women, and children are imprisoned in ghettos and the only way out leads to a pit in the ground. “Ghetto” is a story of how people imprisoned in the Vilna Ghetto came up with a unique idea – establishing a ghetto theater, which even in the face of death became their beacon of inner strength and resistance against the Nazi. This is a drama about their collective fight for physical and spiritual survival, even when they knew that the enemy was a hundred times stronger. “Ghetto” also tells the story of those who were holding the guns and trading shoes of their victims among themselves. Never before had Lithuania seen so many pits in the ground and so many spare shoes as in 1941.
Opening – 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September, 2018 also 21 October, 2 November
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Two-act play together with the UTOPIA theater
The Main Stage
This play is dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence and the 75th anniversary of the abolishment of the Vilna Ghetto.
Director Gintaras Varnas
Set designer Gintaras Makarevičius
Costume designer Aleksandra Jacovskytė
Composer Anatolijus Šenderovas
Visual projection design Kornelijus Jaroševičius
Playwrights Daiva Čepauskaitė ir Gintaras Varnas
Actors Sigitas Šidlauskas, Liubomiras Laucevičius, Dainius Svobonas, Gytis Ivanauskas, Mantas Zemleckas, Jovita Jankelaitytė, Saulius Čiučelis, Vaidas Maršalka, Gintautas Bejeris, Ričardas Vitkaitis, Gytis Laskovas, Tomas Erbrėderis, Albinas Budnikas, Arnas Ašmonas, Eglė Grigaliūnaitė, Martyna Gedvilaitė, Deividas Rajunčius, Pijus Narijauskas, Audronė Paškonytė, Liucija Rukšnaitytė and others.