The Tribe is based on the novel Aukštujų Šimonių Likimas (Fate of Aukštieji Šimoniai) by Ieva Simonaitytė. It is a one-act play about Rose, the last surviving member of the Šimoniai family, which tells a story about her tribe and family. Like in the novel Fate of Aukštieji Šimoniai, the play includes many of the author’s autobiographical texts as well as her journalistic articles. Director Agnius Jankevičius chose the famous novel out of curiosity. Can a novel that was written in 1935 live in the present? “I would like to know if this kind of an old-fashioned material, as well as the lexis, would reflect the text by I. Simonaitytė or the story itself in these modern times without serious post-modern interventions” – the director says.
The performance is simultaneously interpreted into English. More information on the website: www.dramosteatras.lt/en/
Opening – April 12 – 13, and 16, 2014
Duration – 2 hours (without intermission)
The Main Stage
Photographer Donatas Stankevičius
2015 The Audience Award
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