WHO‘S AGAINST US / Klaipėda Drama Theatre / III international theater festival „TheATRIUM“
Director: Jonas Vaitkus
Play by: Gintaras Grajauskas
Set designer: Vytautas Narbutas
Costume designer: Jolanta Rimkutė
Sound designer: Edvinas Vasiljevas
Cast: Rolandas Kazlas, Aurimas Pintulis, Rimantas Pelakauskas, Vaidas Jočys, Linas Lukošius, Igoris Reklaitis, Eglė Barauskaitė/Kristina Švenčionytė, Kazimieras Žvinklys, Karolis Maiskis, Sigutė Gaudušytė, Toma Gailiutė, Jonas Viršilas, Marius Pažereckas, Jonas Baranauskas, Kęstutis Bručkus, Gytis Šimelionis and others.
Performance in Lithuanian with English subtitles.
Duration: 2 h 30 min (with intermission)
The play is based on the real historical facts that took place almost a hundred years ago in the city of Fiume (currently Rijeka, Croatia) in Mediterranean, the place of a brief existence of one of the strangest countries in the world. The country ruled by poets, visionaries and anarchists whose Minister of Culture was maestro Arturo Toscanini himself. The main character of the play is Gabriele d‘Annunzio (Rolandas Kazlas): an Italian poet, pilot and national hero, a heartthrob, and the Commandante of Fiume. Until recent times, though hard to say if such an opinion is well deserved, he is considered to be the originator of fascism. Mussolini, with whom Gabriele d‘Annunzio continuously argued and regarded him as a dull mediocrity, publicly called him ‘my Teacher’. Mussolini, who obviously had a wholesome resort for the poet, is said to have used the following words to describe his relationship with the poet: ‘If you have a toothache, the tooth is either removed or sealed with gold’.