Play Caligula, written by the French writer and philosopher Albert Camus, sounds extremely relevant in our dramatic times. The present times, constrained by the virus, hold a mirror in front of us and ask: why do you exist, what is happening, will your creations be wiped out from the surface of the Earth? Some say that the virus is a message from God, others – that it is the revenge of nature for human expansion and insensibility. Nevertheless, director Agnius Jankevičius describes the current state as a danger to habits, greatness, mercantilism, and the future. The performance Caligula of the National Kaunas Drama Theatre challenges our daily lives and asks: who are you? The virus of Caligula is a riot of the element against the comfortable and logical order of “gods”; it is a reminder that we are only temporal beings, and our “divinity” is merely an illusion.
Performance designer Laura Luišaitytė, video artist Rimas Sakalauskas, actors: Saulius Čiučelis, Deividas Breivė, Vaidas Maršalka, Martyna Gedvilaitė, Gintautas Bejeris, Tomas Erbrėderis, Edgaras Žemaitis, Pijus Narijauskas, Mantas Bendžius, Arnas Ašmonas, Goda Petkutė, Artūras Sužiedėlis.
Opening performances on 16, 17, and 18 June 2021.
The Main Stage
Duration – 3:00 ( with intermission)
Pfotos by Donatas Stankevičius
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