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ELECTRA

Sophocles, Aischiles, Euripides, Hugo von Hofmannstahl


 

Premiere 12th, 13th September & 8th October 2020

National Kaunas Drama Theatre, Lithuania

105 min 

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Photo: Svetlana Batura

 


ELECTRA

   

 

 

The performance Electra created by the Slovenian creative team and the company of actors of the National Kaunas Drama Theatre. When moulding the dramatic texture, the director and dramatist Jaša Koceli employed texts of ancient Greek authors (Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus) reflecting the myth of Electra. Director Jaša Koceli created an original interpretation of the myth, focusing it on a waiting-woman.

 

Electra, daughter of Agamemnon, the hero of Trojan War, and Queen Clytemnestra, is mourning her murdered father and waiting for the return of her brother with the intention to avenge for her father's death. Depression, abuse, lack of possibilities, childhood, and broken dreams are confined in her waiting.

 

Electra is not only a character of ancient Greek drama but also a symbol of a modern fighting woman. By employing many powerful archetypes, residing in Greek tragedies, the director creates a universal story of the destiny of a strong and revolutionary woman. Electra's destiny is a historic reality of women. Her fate multiplies in each new generation of women. Electra is an obedient woman, waiting sister, agreeable daughter, woman innocent in front of gods, and a lady without her lover. She is suffering in silence. She is crying. She is getting older. She is waiting. Her waiting is hopeless and filled with unrealised impulses and untapped potential. Her released energy can turn into violence and unpredictable passions; she can become a great avenger.

 

She is power, unifying people to make a difference. It is a story showing what can the process of unbearable waiting do to a person. It is a parallel history of humanity read through the eyes of women. It is a dialogue between us, the living, and the shadows of our ancestors.

 

Opening – the 25th, 26th of March and 4th of April, 2020

 

Duration – will be adjusted

 

The Main Stage

 

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

Director    Jaša Koceli 
Set design    Darjan Mihajlović Cerar 
Costume design    Branka Pavlič
Choreography    Tajda Podobnik 
Music   Miha Petric 
Lightning design   David Andrej Francky
Photography   Mankica Kranjec
Text edition   Daiva Čepauskaitė
     
                Cast:
     
Electra   Greta Šepliakovaitė
Leda   Jūratė Onaitytė
Clytemnestra   Daiva Rudokaitė
Aegisthus   Tomas Erbrėderis
Agamemnon   Ričardas Vitkaitis
Orestes   Povilas Jatkevičius
Pylad  

Deividas Breivė

Chorus  
Erithea   Kamilė Lebedytė
Hermione   Jurgita Maskoliūnaitė
Cilissa   Saulė Sakalauskaitė
Chrysothemis   Ieva Stašelytė
Ariadni   Aistė Zabotkaitė
Iphianassa   Roberta Sirgedaitė
     
  

 


Video teaser: Ridas Beržauskas

 


Promo photo: Svetlana Batura

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Promo photo #2: Donatas Stankevičius

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