Marius Ivaškevičius. EXPULSION

  • Director

    Oskaras KORŠUNOVAS

  • Duration

    5 h 30 min (three acts)

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Premiere date

    December 22, 2012

  • N-18


◊ 2011 National Theatre Award. Best Director – Oskaras Koršunovas 
◊ 2011 National Theatre Award. Best Actor in Supporting Role – Marius Repšys 
◊ 2011 National Theatre Award. Best Actress in Supporting Role – Elzė Gudavičiūtė 
◊ 2011 National Theatre Award. Best Set Designer – Gintaras Makarevičius 
◊ 2011 National Theatre Award. Best Young Artist – Ainis Storpirštis 
◊ 2011 National Theatre Award. Best National Dramaturgy – „Išvarymas“

In "Expulsion", Marius Ivaškevičius, the author of well-known plays on Lithuanian history, addresses a pressing problem of today’s Lithuania – emigration. Along with Oskaras Koršunovas, the most distinguished Lithuanian director of the middle-aged generation, he has created a saga of the dark sides of the emigration. The play has provoked heated debate, earned a number of awards and has never failed to attract large audiences, especially the young public in Vilnius.

Koršunovas has long wanted to address the painful topic of emigration in one of his productions, and finally did so in "Expulsion". According to playwright Marius Ivaškevičius, the play is based on true stories of Lithuanian and East European emigrants whom he met and heard in London. Yet, the play does not describe or document emigration, the departure from one's home country, and the attempts to take root elsewhere. "The play is an attempt to explore that what we call identity. It is best revealed against the background of other, different identities, and a metropolis like London is the perfect place for observing this phenomenon", explains the playwright.


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