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28 May

Edukacinės dirbtuvės : Improvizacija – spontaniškumo akimirka

Tavernos salė
Tuesday, 28/05/2024 12:00

Edukacinės dirbtuvės : Improvizacija – spontaniškumo akimirka

Tavernos salė

Tuesday, 28/05/2024 12:00

30 May Several
sessions

Edukacija: Komanda laikrodžio tikslumu

Tavernos salė
Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Edukacija: Komanda laikrodžio tikslumu

Tavernos salė

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

1 Jun

DIDŽIOJI TELEPORTACIJA : ŽAIDIMŲ PASAULIS

Didžioji scena
Saturday, 1/06/2024 12:30

DIDŽIOJI TELEPORTACIJA : ŽAIDIMŲ PASAULIS

Didžioji scena

Saturday, 1/06/2024 12:30

4 Jun Several
sessions

Interaktyvi teatralizuota edukacija: liuzija lėlių teatre

Mažoji salė
Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Interaktyvi teatralizuota edukacija: liuzija lėlių teatre

Mažoji salė

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

5 Jun Several
sessions

Edukacinės dirbtuvės: Prakalbinti kūną

Repeticijų salė
Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Edukacinės dirbtuvės: Prakalbinti kūną

Repeticijų salė

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

5 Jun

EARTH

One-act performance
Didžioji scena
Wednesday, 5/06/2024 18:00

EARTH

One-act performance

Didžioji scena

Wednesday, 5/06/2024 18:00


Director  – Ivan Uryvskyi (Ukraina)

Set designer  – Petro Bogomazov (Ukraina)

Costume designer  – Tetiana Ovsiichuk (Ukraina)

Actors: Saulius Čiučelis, Martyna Gedvilaitė, Vaidas Maršalka, Audronė Paškonytė, Kęstutis Povilaitis, Agnieška Ravdo


The Earth is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the classic literature of Ukraine and their modern interpretation in the theatre. A team of Ukrainian artists from Kiev presents a production of the novel by Olha Kobylianska (1863-1942) at the National Kaunas Drama Theatre. The play tells an intriguing story about family, their love and betrayal, war and death, parent-child relations and other eternal human themes are intertwined in a play. The novel is based on a true tragedy in the village of Dymtsi - a brother kills his elder brother in order to inherit his parents' land. Although The Earth is set in a Ukrainian village in the 19th and 20th centuries, the biblical story of the first crime of mankind - fratricide - is universal at all times and in all parts of the world. The earth nourishes man, sustains life, provides a home, determines the characters' place in the community and their perception of the world. The earth is a force that dictates man's will, it punishes and educates and destroys. The earth is the element that kills and is still being killed for today. The earth is the main character who determines the fate of us all.

6 Jun Several
sessions

Edukacinės dirbtuvės: Teatro elementai pagal Aristotelį

Tavernos salė
Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Edukacinės dirbtuvės: Teatro elementai pagal Aristotelį

Tavernos salė

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

6 Jun

THE SHOEMAKERS

Two-act play (Age limit 16+)
Rūtos salė
Thursday, 6/06/2024 18:00

THE SHOEMAKERS

Two-act play (Age limit 16+)

Rūtos salė

Thursday, 6/06/2024 18:00

Author: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz-Witkacy

Director: Antanas Obcarskas

Playwright: Laurynas Adomaitis

Set designer: Lauryna Liepaitė

Costume designer: Juozas Valenta

Composer: Rolandas Venckys

Video artist: Saulė Bliuvaitė

Director assistant: Deivydas Valenta

Actors: Gytis Ivanauskas, Saulius Čiučelis, Deividas Breivė, Mantas Bendžius, Augustė Šimulynaitė, Aistė Zabotkaitė, Saulė Sakalauskaitė

Duration – 2 hours 50 minutes (with intermission)

The production is a co-production of the NKDT (National Kaunas Drama Theatre) and Utopia Theatre. The production is also realized together with the Polish Cultural Institute in Vilnius and the Adam Mickiewicz Foundation. The performance is a part of International Theatre festival "Stage 10x10"

The Shoemakers, although left unfinished due to the author’s suicide, is considered the best Witkacy’s work for the theatre. The last decade of Witkacy’s life and work (1930–1939), coinciding with a difficult period for the whole of Europe as well, was full of pessimism and anxiety. The artist saw the waking demons of totalitarianism and feared for a bleak future – the play The Shoemakers perfectly discloses the atmosphere of that time.

The Shoemakers is a kind of play of visions, which draws predictions about the future of literature, art, politics, society, and the human condition. Paradoxically, Witkacy’s visions are surprisingly accurate in relation to today’s reality, testifying to the author’s astounding ability to diagnose very broadly the diseases of his time and the evils of the future. The play exhibits three social classes (bourgeois-capitalists, working-class, and aristocrats) and their flaws through the composition of three acts and the characters assigned to a particular class. Every act ends with a revolution that reverses the power relationship. The central theme of the play’s plot is the changes in social situations, roles, and individual personal status before and after the revolutions. Will those who were oppressed and now in power change anything after the revolution? On the other hand, maybe they will also suffer from the moral sickness of their oppressors? A closer look at Witkacy naturally raises a question: what kind of revolution awaits us?

The creation of the performance is partially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and LTKT (the Culture Council).

7 Jun

DANGEROUS LIAISONS

Two-act play (Age limit: 16+)
Rūtos salė
Friday, 7/06/2024 18:00
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DANGEROUS LIAISONS

Two-act play (Age limit: 16+)

Rūtos salė

Friday, 7/06/2024 18:00

Director: Agnius Jankevičius

Set designer: Laura Luišaitytė

Actors: Goda Piktytė,  Vaidas Maršalka, Gabrielė Ladygaitė, Daiva Rudokaitė , Gytis Laskovas, Inga Mikutavičiūtė

Duration – 2 hours 45 minutes (with intermission)

It is a story of passion, manipulation, hypocrisy, and devastating relationships of true love, a story about moral decline and fornication. The two aristocrats Marquis de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont begin a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to enliven their boring existence. Innocent people become the tools of their game. In order to avenge her lover who betrayed her, Marquis de Merteuil incites Vicomte de Valmont to seduce his fiancée. However, for Valmont, a professional Casanova, a young and innocent girl is the easiest task. His target Dora is a religious married woman. To conquer such a fortress is a challenge for any experienced womanizer. They are like a pair of gamers, who ignore their feelings and only focus on their own rules of the game, which turns the surrounding people into useful or unnecessary cards. When the intrigues of cynics entwine, and the reaction of victims brings unexpected results, it becomes evident that the endgame will be much serious and brutal than anticipated.

Rūta’s Hall. Age limit 16+

A collaborative project with “Mens publica”

More iformation: https://dramosteatras.lt/en/spektaklis/dangerous-liaisons/

Sold out
8 Jun

ABOUT FISH, EARS AND MUM

Mažoji scena
Saturday, 8/06/2024 12:00

ABOUT FISH, EARS AND MUM

Mažoji scena

Saturday, 8/06/2024 12:00

9 Jun

SNOW WHITE (18+)

Didžioji scena
Sunday, 9/06/2024 18:00

SNOW WHITE (18+)

Didžioji scena

Sunday, 9/06/2024 18:00

SNOW WHITE (18+)

Director, playwright, set and costume designer – Gintarė Minelgaitė-Duchin (Dr. GoraParasit)

Composer – Sandra Kazlauskaitė

Lighting artist – Paulius Varonenka

Choreographer – Ema Senkuvienė

Cameraman – Edgaras Jocius

Camera and editing assistant – Laura Pociūtė

 

In Snow White, director Dr. GoraParasit presents a powerful and healing interpretation of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale set against the backdrop of glacial mythology.

BDSM aesthetics allow us to question human nature while simultaneously highlighting the everyday myopia of society, our naivety, and social prejudices. Dr. GoraParasit’s performance explores a range of themes, including glacial ecology, the climate crisis, multilingualism, migration, hate, and social-gender dynamics. It also invites us to contemplate broader existential questions of the present and the future. By seamlessly combining different media – such as twerk dancing, video game logic, soundscapes by composer Sandra Kazlauskaitė, and club music – the director exposes her own psychological vulnerabilities and those of contemporary society.

With this production, Dr. GoraParasit invites the audience on a journey through the melting glaciers, using green screen techniques to prompt a transformative experience. We are encouraged to reflect upon ourselves through a magic mirror that unveils the reality of a world in the process of melting.

And the heat is bound to intensify from here on...

The performance is for adults.

Opening performances on 1, 2 and 3 December 2023 at the Main Stage

11 Jun Several
sessions

Interaktyvi edukacija: Tautų pasakos

Tavernos salė
Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Interaktyvi edukacija: Tautų pasakos

Tavernos salė

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

11 Jun

Edukacinės dirbtuvės : Gyvenimas tik pagal mus

Tavernos salė
Tuesday, 11/06/2024 12:00
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Edukacinės dirbtuvės : Gyvenimas tik pagal mus

Tavernos salė

Tuesday, 11/06/2024 12:00

Sold out
11–13 Jun

WHEN WE ARE YOUNG

One-act comedy play
Rūtos salė
June 11th–13th
Sold out

WHEN WE ARE YOUNG

One-act comedy play

Rūtos salė

June 11th–13th

Director – Aleksandras Špilevojus

Playwright – Daiva Čepauskaitė

Set and costume designer – Ugnė Tamoliūnaitė

Actors: Vilija Grigaitytė, Liubomiras Laucevičius, Jūratė Onaitytė, Inesa Paliulytė, Audronė Paškonytė, Algirdas Pintukas, Liucija Rukšnaitytė, Lili Stepankaitė.

Everyone tries to delay it, avoid it, or outrun it. Some people ignore it, while others try to overcome it with the latest scientific innovations, and still, others mock it. No one eagerly awaits it, but it inexorably arrives. It often catches us unprepared because, throughout our lives, we assume it is distant, that it belongs to others, and that it will somehow miraculously bypass us. Yet, it comes and lingers, transforming us into individuals who find themselves undeservedly on the fringes of society. It is the merciless old age.

Premiering at the National Kaunas Drama Theatre and directed by Aleksandras Špilevojus, this story centres around the often forgotten, undervalued, mocked and discriminated against group of elderly people. It delves into the lives of those whose experiences are priceless treasures, individuals who carry more memories than future plans. This narrative prompts reflection on our present and our elderly future. As the French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir once said, “If we do not know who we will become, we cannot know who we are now.” To prevent old age from becoming a frightening and shameful taboo, it is essential that we engage in open conversations about it.

A colourful group of seniors gathers for the funeral of their old friend. They have much to catch up on, much to discuss, yet very little time. This comedic performance brims with humour, memories of youth and talented actors from the older generation.

Sold out
15 Jun

ABOUT FISH, EARS AND MUM

Muzikinis spektaklis vaikams nuo 4 metų
KDT - Kamerinė salė
Saturday, 15/06/2024 12:00

ABOUT FISH, EARS AND MUM

Muzikinis spektaklis vaikams nuo 4 metų

KDT - Kamerinė salė

Saturday, 15/06/2024 12:00

16–22 Jun

PANIC

Two-act play (Age limit 18+)
Rūtos salė
June 16th–22nd
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PANIC

Two-act play (Age limit 18+)

Rūtos salė

June 16th–22nd

Author: Mika Myllyaho

Director: Kamilė Gudmonaitė

Set and costume designer: Barbora Šulniūtė

Video artists: Ridas Beržauskas, Barbora Šulniūtė, Jonas Litvinas

Actors: Mantas Zemleckas (Max), Vaidas Maršalka (Johnny), Gytis Laskovas (Leo)

Duration  –  2 hours 15 minutes (with intermission)

The play Panic directed by Kamilė Gudmonaitė, based on the dramatical piece Panic by Mika Myllyaho, a contemporary Finnish playwright. The play invites the spectators to step into a provocative and realistic urban universe where contemporary men go through real and imaginary crises. This intelligent and incisive comedy tells the story of three friends who are trying to cope with their lives.

Following eastern practices and adhering to psychotherapy principles, the men embark on an absurd, comical, and intense journey of self-cognition, revealing the problematics of masculinity as a social stamp. What are the challenges faced by men today? What do society and family expect of them? What are the requirements imposed on them by this era? What neuroses lurk behind the exterior of a cool and domineering breadwinner? Director Kamilė Gudmonaitė challenges the “normalcy” stereotypes produced by society and presents a slightly absurd comedy, which nonetheless discloses considerable tensions of contemporary social life.

 

Opening – December 18, 19, and 20, 2019

 

Rūta’s Hall.  Age limit: 18+

The play translation was sponsored by TINFO (Theatre Info Finland)

Text copyright belongs to NORDIC DRAMA CORNER OY

Attention! During the performance, uncensored speech, imagery, and certain smells are used.

The play is sponsored by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

Sold out
18 Jun

THE REUNIFICATION OF THE TWO KOREAS

18+
Didžioji scena
Tuesday, 18/06/2024 18:00

THE REUNIFICATION OF THE TWO KOREAS

18+

Didžioji scena

Tuesday, 18/06/2024 18:00

Director Artūras Areima

Costume designer Valdemara Jasulaityte

Set designer Oles Makukhin

Composer Mantvydas Leonas Pranulis

Video artist Kristijonas Dirsė


In the play the french playwright Joël Pommerat explores the feeling of love, combining the curiosity of a scientist and the passion of an artist. The director Artūras Areima is taking over this playful game. The performance features fragmented stories about a variety of colours and manifestations of love/lovelessness. Sometimes love is comic, sometimes melodramatic, banal, ironic, absurd, surreal, or as complicated as the relationship between two hostile states. On the field of love, battles are fought, destinies are shattered, the most delicate nuances of feelings are stirred, and everybody is striving for the impossible -
the perfect fulfilment of love. But perfection is hardly possible, because lovelessness, indifference, loss and disappointment are just different stages of the same emotion. This collage of moments and random dialogues wittily lampoons the clichés of relationships taken from literature, cinema and television.

Actors: Andrius Alešiūnas; Arnas Ašmonas; Mantas Bendžius; Eugenija Bendoriūtė; Deividas Breivė; Tomas Erbrėderis; Martyna Gedvilaitė; Vilija Grigaitytė; Motiejus Ivanauskas; Liubomiras Laucevičius; Gytis Laskovas; Kamilė Lebedytė; Vaidas Maršalka; Pijus Narijauskas; Miglė Navasaitytė; Inesa Paliulytė; Goda Petkutė; Monika Poderytė; Dainius Svobonas; Sigitas Šidlauskas; Ugnė Žirgulė; Ridas Žirgulis.
21 Jun

GHETTO

Two-act play (Age limit 16+)
Didžioji scena
Friday, 21/06/2024 18:00

GHETTO

Two-act play (Age limit 16+)

Didžioji scena

Friday, 21/06/2024 18:00

Author: Joshua Sobol

Director: Gintaras Varnas

Set designer: Gintaras Makarevičius

Composer: Anatolijus Šenderovas

Costume designer: Aleksandra Jacovskytė

Video artist: Kornelijus Jaroševičius

Lighting artist: Vladimiras Šerstabojevas

Playwrights: Daiva Čepauskaitė ir Gintaras Varnas

Actors: Sigitas Šidlauskas, Dainius Svobonas, Mantas Zemleckas, Jovita Jankelaitytė, Liubomiras Laucevičius, Gytis Ivanauskas, Ričardas Vitkaitis, Vaidas Maršalka, Saulius Čiučelis, Tomas Erbrėderis, Gintautas Bejeris, Albinas Budnikas,  Martyna Gedvilaitė, Arnas Ašmonas, Gytis Laskovas, Karolina Elžbieta Mikolajūnaitė, Deividas Rajunčius, Pijus Narijauskas, Liucija Rukšnaitytė, Audronė Paškonytė, Dominyka Budinavičiūtė, Skaistė Grašytė, Mindaugas Gargasas, Rokas Lažaunykas, Boy with violin:. Jurgis Bajoras ir Jonas Venckūnas, Musicians: Darius Krapikas, Asta Markevičienė, Ugnė Petrauskaitė, Laimonas Salijus, Gintarė Kaminskaitė, Tadas Vilčinskas

Duration – 3 hours 50 minutes (with intermission)

The performance is showed with ENGLISH SURTITLES all the time.

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.

22 Jun

Hello, Fox!

A musical play for children 5+
Mažoji scena
Saturday, 22/06/2024 12:00

Hello, Fox!

A musical play for children 5+

Mažoji scena

Saturday, 22/06/2024 12:00

Director: Eglė Kižaitė

Stage adaptation director: Daiva Čepauskaitė

Set and costume designer: Justė Kondratė

Music and sound designer: Edgaras Žemaitis

Actors: Martyna Gedvilaitė, Pijus Narijauskas, Audronė Paškonytė, Sigitas Šidlauskas

Based on the fairy tale Happiness is a Fox by Evelina Daciūtė

Duration – 1 hour

The relationship between the Boy and the Fox started a long time ago when Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a pilot. People say that they are still friends. Could it be another boy and another fox? It could be, but that is not the most important. A friendship that starts with a bun given as a present and never ends is the most important. To swing together on a park swing, listen to strange stories, enjoy the view of the Smoked Salmon Constellation and be a part of the Generosity Ocean is the most important. The Boy Povilas and his parents moved from the book Happiness is a Fox by Evelina Daciūtė to the National Kaunas Drama Theatre. He tells young spectators a cosy and light orange story of his childhood. Once upon a time, Povilas went out to buy some buns and took an unknown path in the park. Behind the turn, a breathtaking flight on the swing and long-tailed, fluffy happiness were waiting for him.

Nacionalinis Kauno Dramos Teatras
Laisvės al. 71, 44304 Kaunas, Lithuania
Telephone: +370 37 224 064
Email: kasa@dramosteatras.lt

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Break time: 15.30 – 16.00 h.

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