Based on a play by Antanas Gustaitis
Marionette performance dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Stasys Ušinskas / Small hall
Director, designer and scriptwriter – Rimas DRIEŽIS
Composer – Šarūnas NAKAS
Performers: Elvyra PIŠKINAITĖ, Lijana MUŠTAŠVILI, Olga POCEVIČIŪTĖ, Irmantas JANKAITIS, Sigita MIKALAUSKAITĖ, Deivis SARAPINAS
Duration: 40 min.
Premiere – 21 September, 2005
Tickets can be purchased at the theatre's ticket office (Arklių st. 5, Vilnius)
Everyone probably knows what is a marionette. It is a puppet that acts in the theatre and it moves by being manipulated with strings by the performers. Many different countries have their own specific marionettes.
The Lithuanian marionette is special because they were created by the famous Lithuanian artist of the Interwar period Stasys Ušinskas. He also created the first professional puppet theatre in Lithuania and the first puppet film "The fat-man's dream". The actors Olga and Irmantas tell the spectators about the magical marionettes made by Ušinskas, they read extracts from his manual of manipulating marionettes which is the only one of it's kind in Lithuania and maybe in the whole world...