Marius von Mayenburg


Oskaras Koršunovas
Duration: 2 h.
Marius von Mayenburg


Oskaras Koršunovas
Duration: 2 h.

Playwright M. von Mayenburg:
“Every spectator has his own sufficient understanding about what a well told story is and goes to the theatre with his own expectations to hear that story. “Parasites” is my attempt to change the set structure of audience’s expectations.
I’ve started the play with what usually appears at the end – with the situation when it cannot be worse. I wanted to show that it could have been worse.
Betsy is nursing Ringo crippled by an accident. When you see this kind of a couple it’s natural that you want them to stay together. On the contrary, Friderike and Petrik’s relationships have already reached the limit when you simply want them to separate.
I fail the natural expectations about the both couples: the former separates, the latter gets back together again, even though it’s clear that later it’ll even be worse.”

Director Oskaras Korsunovas:
“Staging the second play by M. von Mayenburg I had no fear to repeat myself. In Marius’ plays I felt things which haven’t been spoken among people yet, which seemed to exist right here, but the words haven’t been found for them yet and the themes which haven’t burst yet but are very urgent.
And when theatre offers to the audience something that hasn’t been perceived and experienced by them but concerns them a lot, if during a play the penetration of secret themes and thoughts takes place, a new agreement between theatre and audience appears. Theatre without this kind of agreement, without a real, exciting contact isn’t alive.
Plays by M. von Mayenburg is a possibility to make new steps in my biography”, admitted the director.

First premiere performance was directly transmitted to Internet on 21st of September at 20:30

Set designer
Jūratė Paulėkaitė

Gintaras Sodeika

Light Designer
Eugenijus Sabaliauskas

BETSI - Rasa Samuolytė
FRIDERIKE - Airida Gintautaitė
MULTSCHER - Laimonas Noreika
PETRIK - Rytis Saladžius
RINGO - Dainius Gavenonis

2001 September 21