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Sezono naujiena! Spektaklio rodymas su titrais vokiečių  kalba.  Rugsėjo 20 d. „Natanas Išmintingasis“ – „Vokiečių kalbos dienoms  „Ö kaip vokiškai?“ 2019“.

Spalį  su anglų kalbos titrais rodomas spektaklis „Getas” pagal J. Sobolio pjesę (11 24), o lapkritį – net 3 rodymai – lapkričio 17 dieną – naujausia premjera „Sombras“, lapričio 17 d. – „Hamletas“ ir lapkričio 24 d. „Balta drobulė“.

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September 20 6:00 PM   „Vokiečių kalbos dienoms  „Ö kaip vokiškai?“ 2019“ With German surtitles

 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Nathan the Wise

Director Gintaras Varnas

Once upon a time in the Eastern lands there lived a man who had a magical ring. Whoever wore the ring was followed by God’s grace and glory. The ring was always passed from one generation to another to the most beloved son in the family. Once, however, it ended up in the hands of a man who had three sons whom he loved equally. The man could not make up his mind to whom he should give the ring. Before his death, he went to see the jeweller and asked him to make two more such rings. Then he secretly gave a ring to each of his sons and passed away. When the sons saw that all of them had rings, they began quarrelling and arguing. Which ring is the real one? Which two are worthless copies? Who is destined to become the chosen one? Three religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam – even nowadays try to prove that only one of them is true and fair.

Two-act play, Duration 3.30, The Main Hall


Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Nathan der Weise

Regisseur –  Gintaras Varnas

Bühnenbild – Gintaras Makarevičius

Kostüme – Juozas Statkevičius

Puppendesigner – Julia Skuratova

Musik – Vidmantas Bartulis

Videokünstler – Rimas Sakalauskas

Kűnstlerischer Assistent – Antanas Obcarskas

 Besetzung: Vytautas Anužis, Dainius Svobonas, Vainius Sodeika/Arnas Ašmonas, Eglė Špokaitė/Eglė Grigaliūnaitė, Jovita Jankelaitytė, Vilija Grigaitytė, Saulius Čiučelis, Liubomiras Laucevičius, Sigitas Šidlauskas, Vaidas Maršalka, Gintautas Bejeris, Edgaras Žemaitis, Artūras Sužiedėlis.

G. E. Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise, das vom Utopia Theater initiiert und gemeinsam mit dem Nationalen Drama Theater Kaunas produziert wird, versetzt uns an das Ende des 12. Jahrhunderts nach Jerusalem, die Zeit des dritten Kreuzzugs: einen Ort, der zum Kriegsfeld der großen westlichen Religionen Judentum, Christentum und Islam geworden ist.  Hier entfaltet sich die komplexe Intrige menschlicher Gefühle und Beziehungen, die mit dem Schicksal dreier Protagonisten unterschiedlichen Glaubens verflochten ist: des weisen Juden Nathan, des mächtigen Herrschers Sultan Saladin, des jungen Tempelherrn. Die Geschichte mit dem subtilen Wechsel von Liebe, Vertrauen, Identitätskrise, Glaubensdogmatismus und der Suche nach Menschlichkeit entwickelt sich vor dem Hintergrund religiöser Kriege.

Auf diese Weise wird die Vergangenheit im Nathan der Weise  des 12. Jahrhunderts zur Gegenwart im frühen 21. Jahrhundert  Europas. Die geopolitische Situation verschärft sich wieder, mit lokalen Kriegen ganz in der Nähe der Grenzen Europas. Und durch sie fluten Wellen muslimischer Flüchtlinge auf den alten Kontinent,  Islam-Fundamentalisten schüchtern die  “unzulänglichen” Christen im Namen “wahren” Glaubens mit Bombenanschlägen ein . In Palästina kämpfen Juden gegen Muslime, in muslimischen Ländern kämpfen Muslime gegen Muslime darum,  wer “echter” ist. Wieder die gleichen Kriege im Namen Gottes, die für immer und ewig weitergehen. Jede der drei Religionen – Judentum, Christentum und Islam – versucht bis heutzutage zu beweisen, dass sie die einzig wahre und richtige ist. G. E. Lessing versucht, dieses Problem in der berühmten “Ringparabel” anzugehen: Sultan Saladin stellt dem Juden Nathan eine gefährliche Frage: welcher Glaube, welches Gesetz, welche der drei Religionen ist die einzig richtige? Nathan erzählt ihm eine alte Legende über die Ringe der Macht.

Später, bereits Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts, wird der Oxford-Professor R. R. Tolkien den gleichen Mythos von den Ringen der Macht zum Kern seines Epos Der Herr der Ringe machen. Nur im Gegensatz zu G. E. Lessing glaubt der Autor von Der Herr der Ringe nicht mehr an die Möglichkeit der Versöhnung zwischen den Ringbesitzern.

Nathan der Weise ist ein Drama der  Aufklärungsideen (18. Jahrhundert), das den menschlichen Verstand und die Macht lobt, die Welt zu vervollkommnen, und versucht  davon zu überzeugen, dass man durch Vernunft und Weisheit die größten Gegensätze und Unterschiede vereinen und versöhnen kann, sogar religiöse,  darüber hinaus auch die Menschen an den nicht selten vergessenen humanistischen Gedanken  zu erinnern: der Mensch ist dem Menschen zuerst der Mensch und erst dann Kleidung, Aussehen, Vertreter vom Glauben oder Nation. Nathan der Weise  ist eine Schauspiel-Utopie, die eine  Reflexion über den Menschen und  die Welt bietet.

Koproduktionspartner: Litauischer Kulturrat, Kulturministerium der Republik Litauen, Goethe-Institut Litauen, Moses Mendelssohn Stiftung, Deutsche Botschaft in Litauen.

Uraufführung am 8., 9., 29. Dezember 2017

October 12 6:00 With English surtitles

Max Frisch

Biography: A Play Acting

Director Gintaras Varnas

Biography: A Play Acting is a play in which the inevitability of destiny, variations of personal choices and a utopic desire to change a biography of a personal life are analysed. The surrealistic opportunity to realize life as a play on the stage and to change unpleasant or failed situations – what would happen if the Butterfly effect was real? This play features absurd elements that exist in plays of F. Kafka’s The Trial where personal choices become an illusion because Destiny, God, Recorder always stands behind your back and cynically evaluates the life of a person as one more case in the Universe. A person who knows his destiny for 7 years ahead still makes particular mistakes, so the critical Human error is inevitable.

Duration –  2.30

The Main Hall


October 24  6:00 With English surtitles

Joshua Sobol


 Director Gintaras Varnas


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.

Duration – 3.30 The Main Hall


November 13 d. 6:00 PM  With English surtitles

Based on the works of Federico García Lorca and Luigi Pirandello


Director Gintaras Varnas

Two-act play

Sombras (Shadows) is an experiment directed by Gintaras Varnas and is a reflection on the meaning of theater and its value. It encouradges a discussion about theater art and the artist that is seeking an unattainable truth. This dramaturgic collage consists of texts by Spanish poet and playwright F.G. Lorca, as well as excerpts from the play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. This play is an intellectual journey into the theater world, where magic and everyday life, reality and mysticism, real world and illusion, lies and truth, life and death intertwine. The theater is the realm of props, cardboard castles, fake landscapes, dolls and masks. The theater is a safe haven from life’s cataclysms, assault and revolutions. The theater is a place of authentic tragedies and battles. The theater is a labyrinth of darkness where only the shadows of the characters wander, waiting in anticipation for their next incarnation. The theater is a space that gives a poetic meaning to love, crime, war. The theater gives metaphysics to physics. The theater is what seduces, frightens, and causes boredom for us. The theater is a knife, half submerged in a dream, but cutting all the way through to the depths of existence.

Duration – 3.40, The Main Hall


November 17 d. 6:00 PM  With English surtitles

Wiliam Shakespeare


 Two-act play

Director Vidas Bareikis

Many directors have tried to recreate Hamlet on stage, today the play became a synonym for the theatre. Each generation has a different answer to the question of existence.

Hamlet’s personality in director’s Vidas Bareikis play is neither that of a romantic hero nor of an idealist. He is just a man looking for the truth. His feelings are real ranging from love and hectic revenge to mourning, rage and desperation. All the emotions create a real human being with all possible colors and shades. Perhaps that is the reason which makes the play so relevant after hundreds of years.

The play is a part of Vidas Bareikis’ beloved initiative “Theatre in the Theatre”. This initiative treats theatre like a shining light that helps to see what is hidden behind shadows – author’s intentions, his dualistic personality, existance itself and everything what happens in or outside the theatre. Hamlet thinks of the theatre as the last institution of justice and raises the question why we are so influenced by our environment? Can our lives be more meaningful? What does duty mean? Why just a few of us have the courage to break the boundaries of limitation?

Duration – 3.30, The Main Hall



November  24  6:00PM With English surtitles

 The White Shroud

 Director Jonas Jurašas

Two-act play


This play is a dramatization of the novel The White Shroud by exodus writer Antanas Škėma (1910-1961).

Number 87 takes down the elevator. Up and down. He is wandering through his cracky memories in places of the inter war Kaunas, High Panemunė and Vilnius. The 87th poet, Antanas Garšva, having no opportunity to vow to his creative work and achieve immortality of his soul, is forced to carry out a Sisyphean-like lift-operator’s work in the biggest hotel in New York. His fragmented consciousness is haunted by homesickness, and sometimes images of women whom he loved. Garšva rejects love, ruptures human relationships, remains lonely in the cage of an elevator, but he still lives in desire of hope fruition.

Mr. Garšva as a cog in a huge machine is recklessly looking for self-actualization. He discards all his illusions and keeps to himself his poetry. However, a creative giddiness and desperate efforts to discover the truth brings suffering.

Duration – 2.50 The Main Hall


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