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BETWEEN LENA’S LEGS, OR “DEATH OF THE VIRGIN” AFTER MICHELANGELO DA CARAVAGGIO

Premiere 2021 06 08

Translation from Polish Vyturys Jarutis
Playwright, director, scenographer, and costume designer
Agata Duda-Gracz
Lighting designer
Katarzyna Łuszczyk
Choreographer
Tomasz Wesołowski
Composer
Łukasz Wójcik
Director’s assistant
Marius Pažereckas
Translator into Lithuanian, Polish, Latin Nikodem Szczygłowski

Cast:
Liudas Vyšniauskas, Cezary Studniak / Darius Meškauskas, Maciej Maciejewski / Mikalojus Urbonas, Bartosz Roch Nowicki / Artūras Lepiochinas, Jonas Viršilas, Justina Vanžodytė, Kamilė Andriuškaitė, Eglė Jackaitė, Alina Mikitavičiūtė, Regina Šaltenytė, Samanta Pinaitytė, Sigutė Gaudušytė, Renata Idzelytė, Simona Šakinytė, Toma Gailiutė, Rimantas Pelakauskas, Donatas Švirėnas, Vaidas Jočys, Karolis Maiskis, Linas Lukošius.

Museum warehouse staff: Rytis Veverskis, Darius Matevičius, Jokūbas Batavičius, Romualdas Matulionis, Linas Bagdonas, Antanas Razgauskis, Zigmas Tarlovas, Konstiantyn Vasylevskyi.

Duration 2.30 (without intermission)

The play refers to the biography and creations of the Baroque period Italian painter Caravaggio. It discusses the relationship between sin and holiness which, contrary to how it may seem, is by no means unambiguous. Caravaggio’s paintings on religious topics are acclaimed as being genius, they evoke faith. Although Carravagio himself, having earned fame among his peers not only for his paintings but shocking violence as well, was wasting his life, not neglecting to commit any conceivable sin. He was into shadows more than into light – both in his paintings and his life. A big sinner and a saint at the same time, to whom painting was the only true existence – his soul shelter. Is such an untraditional asceticism possible? Open brutality and divine beauty – how does that coexist? What secret connections bind the utmost evil and the supreme good?

Partner – Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Sponsor – Polish Institute in Vilnius.

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