Two premieres for children in December
The one and only Emil
Opening performances: 18, 19, and 21 of December, at the Long Hall
Director: Augustas Gornatkevičius
Performance for 8-12-year old children
The creation of the performance was inspired by the famous Emil from Astrid Lindgren’s book Emil of Lönneberga. He’s constantly playing pranks and carving funny wooden people while sitting in a woodshed as a punishment. However, all of us have played pranks and made mistakes in our childhood, right? Troublemakers and adventure seekers can be found in each yard, street or classroom. Sometimes they grow to become city mayors or even presidents. Director Augustas Gornatkevičius and the actors of the National Kaunas Drama Theatre have created a performance based on their childhood adventures and their mistakes that teach us how to live and evoke our creativity. “The one and only Emil” is speeding on roller-skates and inviting to adventures as well as to rejoice, to try and discover new things, and to do parkour.
Actors: Greta Šepliakovaitė, Marius Karolis Gotbergas, Povilas Jatkevičius, Dovydas Pabarčius, Andrius Alešiūnas.
Postman and Currants
Opening performances: 11, 12, and 16 of December, at the Small Stage
Based on the book by Dovilė Zavedskaitė
Director and author of the theatrical adaptation: Eglė Kižaitė
Postman and Currants is a performance for 5-10-year-old children, based on the book of the same name by Dovilė Zavedskaitė. Sometimes a pipe bursts at home and water floods the whole floor of the bathroom. Sometimes dad’s good mood disappears. The world is not perfect, but if you don’t just sit around without lifting a finger, you can change something. You can write letters. Letters connect people. And together people can do many great things. Let’s talk, communicate, unite, and become friends – then the world will become a better place to live.
Actors: Tomas Erbrėderis, Kamilė Lebedytė, Mantas Bendžius.