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The White Shroud
A two-act play (Age limit: 14+)

Didžioji scena | Friday, October 27th, 2023, 18:00
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Aušra Marija Sluckaitė

The White Shroud

Number 87 is going down with the elevator: up and down. Wandering through his cracky memories: the interwar Kaunas, High Panemunė, Vilnius.

Jonas Jurašas
Linas Rimša
Set designer
Gintaras Makarevičius
Costume designer
Jolanta Rimkutė
Dainius Svobonas
Vilija Grigaitytė
Eglė Mikulionytė
Kęstutis Povilaitis
Inga Mikutavičiūtė
Liubomiras Laucevičius
Mindaugas Jankauskas
Egidijus Stancikas
Saulius Čiučelis
Eugenija Bendoriūtė
Henrikas Savickis
Arūnas Stanionis
Sigitas Šidlauskas
Tomas Erbrėderis
Ugnė Žirgulė
Artūras Sužiedėlis
This play is a dramatisation of the novel The White Shroud by exodus writer Antanas Škėma (1910-1961).

Number 87 takes down the elevator: up and down. He is wandering through his cracky memories in places of the interwar Kaunas, High Panemunė, and Vilnius. The 87th poet, Antanas Garšva, having no opportunity to vow to his creative work and achieve immortality of his soul, is forced to carry out a Sisyphean-like lift operator’s work in the biggest hotel in New York. His fragmented consciousness is haunted by homesickness, and sometimes images of women whom he loved. Garšva rejects love, ruptures human relationships, remains lonely in the cage of the elevator, but he still lives in the desire of hope fruition.

Mr. Garšva as a cog in a huge machine is recklessly looking for self-actualisation. He discards all his illusions and keeps his poetry to himself. However, a creative giddiness and desperate efforts to discover the truth bring suffering.

Opening –  October 12 – 13, and 17, 2012

Duration – 2 hours 50 minutes (with intermission)

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