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The Things

Performance inspired by quantum physics

DIRECTOR, DRAMATURG: Paulius Markevičius
SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT: dr. Vytenis Pranculis
MUSIC: Arturas Bumšteinas, Antanas Dombrovskij
SET DESIGN, VIDEO: Barbora Šulniūtė
COSTUMES: Sandra Vasilevskaitė
LIGHTS: Audrius Jankauskas
CAST: Greta Grinevičiūtė, Simonas Dovidauskas, Gediminas Rimeika, Vygandas Vadeiša, Paulius Markevičius


PRODUCER: Meno ir mokslo laboratorija (MMLAB, Art and Science Laboratory)


DURATION: 60 min.


LANGUAGE: Lithuanian with English surtitles

DATE: 26 September 2019, 17:30

VENUE: MENO FORTAS Theatre (Bernardinų str. 8, Vilnius)

The play puts historical events and characters in a quantum space. Intertwining analyses of time, drama, light and sound as well as stories of the characters relocate the spectators to a surreal space where customary laws become utopian wheareas quantum theories turn into a daily routine.

The performance is a research. The actors are quanta. The audience observes and merely by its presence can change the direction, speed, choices, actions, or habits of the one who is being observed.


Paulius Markevičius in 2014 graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (a course led by director Eimuntas Nekrošius). Has played in the shows by E. Nekrošius, Oskaras Koršunovas, Gintaras Varnas, and other famous Lithuanian dirctors. As a director, he is in constant quest for his own stage language, his shows are characteristic of musicality, performative and athmospheric elements.

In 2017 for his show Alber, WRUhe was nominated for a Golden Stage Cross in the young artist category. In 2018 he was awarded Young Artist’s Prize by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. In 2019 he received the Best Actor award at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris for his role in the feature film Summer Survivors.

Meno ir mokslo laboratorija (MMLAB, Art and Science Laboratory) is a collective that unites young creative artists and scientists who carry out joint educational, art and research projects. Currently, their repertoire has four productions. It is a theatrical creative space where artists not only delve into scientific topics but also experiment, and look search for new artistic forms and themes. Each MMLAB project involves an increasingly larger number of artists; the Lab is also one of the fastest growing young artist organisations that have gained recognition among critics and audiences.