Demons

Perfomance, 18+ 2:40, 1 intermission
september 11, Wed
Chamber stage
19:00
september 12, Thu
Chamber stage
19:00
The play of a Swe­dish pla­yw­right Lars Nu­rena, will be sta­ged, fe­ar­less­ly and with a lar­ge do­se of ab­surdist hu­mor that ta­kes us up along the slip­pe­ry steps of mar­ri­ed li­fe, at the "Go­gol cen­ter" by a young Lat­vi­an the­at­re star Elmārs Sen­kovs. His .An­ti­gone., sta­ged in Ri­ga, was the sen­sa­ti­on of the .Bal­tic Ho­use-2016. fes­ti­val. A de­ep di­ve in­to the text and subt­le psy­cholo­gism that Sen­kov pre­fers to catc­hy ex­ternal ef­fects, is his hall­mark. He is ab­le to turn a sto­ry abo­ut re­lati­ons­hip in­to a re­al thril­ler, tho­ugh the­re are no ma­ni­acs on sta­ge, on­ly our fri­ends and ne­igh­bors.
The ac­ti­on ta­kes pla­ce in 1982 in the ci­ty apart­ment . On sta­ge, the­re are fo­ur pe­op­le in the­ir thir­ti­es, two mar­ri­ed co­up­les li­ving in the sa­me apart­ment bu­il­ding. The fa­cade of aff­lu­ent bo­ur­ge­ois fa­mily li­fe con­ce­als the bur­den of mu­tu­al ir­ri­tati­on, tra­uma and se­xu­al ob­sessi­ons. “Small ac­ci­dent” is ve­ry mild eup­he­mism for the swe­eping conf­lict which the ac­ting qu­ar­tet gets in­volved in. The play of a mo­dern Swe­dish pla­yw­right Lars Nu­rena, will be sta­ged, fe­ar­less­ly and with a lar­ge do­se of ab­surdist hu­mor that ta­kes us up along the slip­pe­ry steps of mar­ri­ed li­fe, at the "Go­gol cen­ter" by a young Lat­vi­an the­at­re star El­mar Sen­kov. A de­ep di­ve in­to the text and subt­le psy­cholo­gism that Sen­kov pre­fers to catc­hy ex­ternal ef­fects, is his hall­mark. He is ab­le to turn a sto­ry abo­ut the re­lati­ons­hips in­to a re­al thril­ler, tho­ugh the­re are no ma­ni­acs on sta­ge, on­ly our fri­ends and ne­igh­bors. El­mar Sen­kov, di­rec­tor: 
“Frank and Ka­tari­na li­ve to­get­her. The­ir fe­elings are va­ry­ing from lo­ve to ha­te. One eve­ning the­ir ne­igh­bors Tho­mas and Ien­na are co­ming over to the­ir pla­ce. This night both co­up­les are not just ha­ving a go­od ti­me to­get­her, drin­king, and chat­ting. Cla­rify­ing the­ir re­lati­ons­hips on the pub­lic, all of a sud­den, opens up tho­se prob­lems which they had not be­en bra­ve eno­ugh to dis­cuss be­fore. Eve­rybo­dy strugg­les to un­ders­tand how ac­tu­al­ly do­es he/her li­ve, what do­es he/her want from the ot­her per­son, from him/her­self, from the world. 
The play of Lars Nu­rena talks abo­ut tho­se de­mons who are awa­king in­si­de us whi­le we are stri­ving to pur­sue so­met­hing re­al, to get hig­her. It is a cru­el ga­me, whe­re all of the cha­rac­ters are try­ing to find them­selves in the re­lati­ons­hips with that per­son, who they li­ve with. The pre­mi­ere oc­curred on 30 Sep­tember 2017.
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Authors
Author
Lars Norén
Production designer:
ED­GAR KLA­VINSH
Composer:
Jēkabs Nīma­nis
Translater:
ALEK­SAND­RA PO­LIVA­NOVA

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