Based on "Happenings" by Daniil Kharms
DIRECTOR: Augtumas Danielius Harner
CAST: Jonas Golubovskis, Džiugas Grinys, Karolis Norvilas, Aurelijus Pocius
PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
DURATION: 70 min.
LANGUAGE: Lithuanian with English surtitles
RECOMMENDED AGE: 14+
DATE: 25 September 2019, 14:00
VENUE: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Balcony Theatre (Gedimino pr. 42, Vilnius)
Limited seating available. Priority tickets (“Balcony chips”) will be distributed at the location of the event 30 mins before the start of the show.
The play tells a story about impoverished writer struggling to survive an absurd and horrifying routine. Main character tries to hide under the only shield he has – his imagination. That’s what gets the engine of the play going. Logic and rationality dissolve in a play’s theatricality. Amid cruelty and violence, the characters are forced to play in order to avoid death and their efforts become terrifying and yet ridiculous episodes, reminding spectators of their own lives.
Production’s creative team consists of third year’s students of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Directing and Acting program (course leader – Oskaras Koršunovas). Rudiments of the play hide in an initial task, assigned by the course leader – all students’ directorial and acting works had to be based on Daniil Kharms.
D. Kharms’ work ,,Incidents” gives a lot of theatrical freedom and reflection. We didn’t want to let go of what was already created. In D. Kharms’ ,,Incidents” we have found an interesting and relatable philosophy that begged to be interpreted. This is how the production ,,All That Is Earthly Bespeaks of Death” was born. A short sketch at the end of the second year of studies has turned into an hour-long performance.