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
1992 May 9