The dramaturgy of the play is built upon the connection between the causes and consequences of the Trojan War, based on Euripides’ tragedies: Iphigenia in Tauris and Trojan Women. Also, used in the play are the fragments of Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich, and other documentary material. Actors contribute to the dramaturgy of the play as well.
“I belong to the generation which came after the restoration of independence, therefore I feel the need to contemplate the ideas of pacifism and peace. Rising nationalism and radicalism in today’s Europe makes one interpret the eternal ancient Greece texts as a worrisome warning. The main theme of the play is the victim of the war. I want to depict it through a collage of human tragedy, which analyses a wide variety of war topics: the absurdity of war, the sacrifice of a woman, violence against women, cruelty, the consequences of nationalism, the crisis of patriarchy, and the losses and traumas of war” – says the director.
Opening – January 18, 19, and 25, 2019.
Duration – 3 hours (with intermission)
The play is sponsored by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
© Donatas Stankevičius
© Ridas Beržauskas
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