Mindaugas Nastaravičius. DEMOCRACY

  • Director

    Paulius IGNATAVIČIUS

  • Duration

    2 h (one act)

  • Stage

    Second Stage

  • Premiere date

    May 14, 2014

  • N-18

About

◊ 2014 National Theatre Awards. Best National Dramaturgy – Mindaugas Nastaravičius 

The play “Democracy” is a grotesque story about the neighbors living in an apartment block, who are tired from constantly disappearing electricity. They are aware of the cause of the problem – rodents living in the wiring. The neighbors set up a community and mull over how to “restore order”. Finally, they decide to destroy the rodents, but not only...

According to the authors, the subject of the government elected by the citizens and of its power has come up when discussing one of today’s political and social problems – the Lithuanian and Polish relations.

“It seems to us that allowing Lithuanian Poles to put up street signs in the Polish language or to use the original Polish spelling of their names in documents are trifles which some people overemphasize to the point that they grow into a conflict between the two nations. The famous Polish historian and publicist Adam Michnik calls such people parasites and destroyers. Mice and other parasites are also trifles, but what happens when we begin to think differently? This play is about parasites and destroyers. It is about us,” – say the young artists.

Democracy – the third play of the poet and playwright M. Nastaravičius. The two previous ones – Poultry House Hostel (2012) and The Other School (2013) were staged by Valentinas Masalskis at the Klaipeda Youth Theatre.

Creators

  • Director — Paulius IGNATAVIČIUS
  • Designer — Gintarė JONAITYTĖ
  • Composer — Vladas DIENINIS

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