OKT / Vilniaus miesto teatras, Vilnius
Theatre play on motives of »The tempest« by William Shakespeare
Thursday, 08. November 2012 // 19.30 – 21.15 Uhr
Theater der Jungen Welt
»Autumn crocus« – the relationship between two people who love each other and jointly re-create and destroy each other. A father sits in exile on an island with his severely disabled daughter – in the living room, bulging with books and furniture. She is his soul, his illusion, the only living thing on his side. Cut off from the world, only one hope is real to them: Perhaps they could be rescued.
The piece is based on the last play of William Shakespeare, »The tempest« (1611). In it, Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan, is driven into exile by his brother and ends up on an island with Miranda, his daughter. It is a complex story of the struggle for power, violence, the desire for freedom, wisdom and the greatness and misery of humanity. Oskaras Koršunovas has created a deeply moving two-person piece and has set the plot in the second half of the 20th century, when Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union. People were deported and banished to islands here as well.
Oskaras Koršunovas, born in 1969 in Vilnius, studied at the Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija from 1989-93 and worked as stage director at the Lietuvos nacionalinis dramos teatras in Vilnius from 1997-99. He founded the independent OKT / Oskaras Koršunovas teatras in 1999. Since the early 90s he has created numerous productions that were shown on all major European festivals. In 1997 Koršunovas was guest of euro-scene Leipzig with »The old woman«, in 2001 with »A midsummer night’s dream« and in 2009 with »Hamletas« (»Hamlet«).
»Ballets and books make it known that they, regardless of their usage by political systems, are the weapons of freedom for individuals … Miranda is Prospero’s daughter, the best of him from the depths of his soul and from Koršunovas’ brilliant insight into Shakespeare’s ›The tempest‹« (Maria Shevtsova, Cambridge University Press, November 2011).
Ab 14 Jahren
In Lithuanian with German subtitles
Im Anschluss an die Vorstellung findet ein Publikumsgespräch statt.
Moderation: Michael Freundt, Co-Direktor, Internationales Theaterinstitut (ITI), Berlin
Uraufführung: 17.07.2011, Erkel Színház, Gyula
Produktion: OKT / Vilniaus miesto teatras
Konzeption und Inszenierung: Oskaras Koršunovas
Text: William Shakespeare (»Der Sturm« und andere Werke)
Musik: Antanas Jasenka
Bühnenbild: Dainius Liskevicius
Kostüme: Aleksandras Pogrebnojus
Lichtdesign: Eugenijus Sabaliauskas
Darsteller: Airida Gintautaite (Miranda, Ariel), Povilas Budrys (Prospero, Caliban, Antonio, Ferdinand)