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Set designer

Aidas Bareikis
Julius Liudavičius

Costume designer

Juozas Statkevičius

Composer

Gintaras Sodeika

Cast

Arūnas Sakalauskas
Vaidotas Martinaitis
Remigijus Bilinskas
Eglė Mikulionytė
Šarūnas Puidokas
Vygantas Telksnys

Premiere

1992 May 9

Daniil Kharms, Alexandr Vvedensky

THE OLD WOMAN

Director Oskaras Koršunovas

Duration 1 h. 55 min.

Dramatization after Daniil Kharms’s diary, the stories “The Old Women” and “Reminiscences of a Wise Old Man”, the play “Paw” and the Alexander Vvedensky’s play “Some of Talks or Clean Rough-copy” by Oskaras Korsunovas.

“Three persons are playing a game about death. A man who meets the Old Woman is a man who has started to be scared of his own ugliness. Then, to put it banally, childhood and the joy of a real game ends. Bilinskas’ Old Woman is very “beautiful”, a ballerina, a dying swan, a polyglot. And she smiles in a way that future theatre critics who are not going to see it should envy me. It is the way our fear smiles when it takes over. And the audience splits into laughter, which is an indispensable means of self-defence.”
Rasa Paukstytė. The Oberiuts Smile. “The Old Woman” Means Korsunovas // 7 meno dienos, 22-05-1992