Klaipėda drama theatre
IDEA, COMPOSITION, PRODUCTION: Dmitry Krymov
PRODUCER: Inna Krymova
SET DESIGNER: Irina Komissarova
LIGHT DESIGNER: Eugenijus Sabaliauskas
SOUND DIRECTOR: Edvinas Vasiljevas
ARTISTIC STAGING OF VIDEO PROJECTIONS: Artūras Lepiochinas
TRANSLATOR: Gintaras Grajauskas
SET DESIGNER’S ASSISTANT: Anna Titova-Tubash
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: Alius Veverskis, Marius Pažereckas, Artūras Lepiochinas
PRODUCER: Inna Krymova
CAST: Samanta Pinaitytė, Darius Meškauskas, Regina Šaltenytė, Toma Gailiutė, Sigutė Gaudušytė, Digna Kulionytė, Jonas Baranauskas, Mikalojus Urbonas, Jonas Viršilas, Artūras Lepiochinas, Karolis Maiskis
STAGE WORKERS: Antanas Razgauskis, Zigmas Tarlovas, Darius Matevičius, Linas Bagdonas, Rokas Tomaševičius, Dovydas Tertelis, Paulius Aleknavičius, Rytis Veverskis, Simonas Gylys, Marius Pažereckas
PREMIERE: 21 March 2023
DURATION: 90 min.
DATE: 23 September | 19:30
VENUE: Klaipėda drama theater, Big Hall
LANGUAGE: Lithuanian with English subtitles
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Dmitry Krymov: “Our play is called ‘Fragment’. This fragment is from A. Chekhov’s play ‘Three Sisters’ – beginning of the third act – the night fire. In the center, as if under a magnifying glass, Olga, the eldest of the three sisters. In this dramatic piece of work: axon, fear, foreboding and struggle. The struggle is hopeless and perhaps not very successful – like all attempts by A. Chekhov’s heroes, including Olga – to defeat fate, which does not allow them to save the cherry orchard, become a writer or go to Moscow. They are doomed to fail. All that remains are the attraction to each other, suffering and loneliness. A. Chekhov is generally not concerned with the result but with the attempt itself, and that is what makes his characters so close and dear to us.
Regarding the question that may arise as to why I didn’t stage the wonderful play ‘Three Sisters’, I have the following remark: I once pointed out that when standing in front of a famous painting, I am interested in taking a good look at its parts, maybe even more than at the whole picture, so that, there, as if in a drop of water, I would discover the artist’s portrait and individuality. It’s a kind of a game. Theatrical game. And since in my opinion A. Chekhov is not sluggish and apathetic, but very energetic, bright and even fierce, the fire scene is the best for my game. Just relax and watch. And maybe you will sympathize and fall in love with these very recognizable people who can’t properly protect themselves, their love and their home.”
Director, playwright and set designer Dmitry Krymov began his career in theatre as a set painter. He has designed the stage for more than 100 productions, including those of his father Anatoly Efros. After unexpectedly quitting the theatre, Krymov painted and created graphics. A decade later he returned to theatre to train future stage designers. It was while working with them that he started directing. Because of his opposition to the invasion of Ukraine, he is currently unwelcome in Russia and lives in the USA.