14th Festival 2004

Main programme


Dienstag 09. Nov. // 19.30 – 21.45 Uhr // Festivaleröffnung
Mittwoch 10. Nov. // 19.30 – 21.45 Uhr 
Schauspielhaus

Neues Theater Riga (Jaunais Rigas teatris)


»Weiter – Nach Gorki«
(»Talak«)

Theaterstück nach Motiven von Maxim Gorkis »Nachtasyl«



Textcollage und Inszenierung:

Alvis Hermanis

Bühnenbild und Kamera:

Inese Pormale

Lichtdesign und Videotechnik:

Oskars Plataiskalns

Deutsche Übersetzung und simultan gesprochen:

Matthias Knoll

Darsteller:

Maija Apine, Jana Civzele, Mara Kimele, Elita Klavina, Regina Razuma, Agnese Zeltina, Gundars Abolins, Alvis Hermanis, Andris Keiss, Maris Linins, Aleksandrs Radzevics, Vigo Roga, Andis Strods, unter Mitwirkung von Jevgenijs Isajevs and Aivars Krastins

In lettischer Sprache mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung

Im Anschluss an die Vorstellung am 10. Nov. findet ein Publikumsgespräch statt.
Moderation: Renate Klett, Theaterkritikerin, Berlin

Am 10. Nov. im Anschluss an die Vorstellung kostenloser Bus-Shuttle
zu Schaubühne Lindenfels und LOFFT



People behind glass. Looking into the kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom and fitness area. Both a kind of »reality show« for the audience, and at the same time a glance at different inside worlds. The actors use their own names and rehearsals are shown on video. On the stage, they demonstrate a refined acting combination of banality and artistic license. »Tālāk« (»Forwards«) is the diagnosis of a society that is becoming increasingly totalitarian and manipulative. »The man – how proud it sounds« (Maxim Gorki) – a mixture of hopes, threats and dreams.

For Alvis Hermanis, the piece »Night Asylum« by Maxim Gorki (1868-1936) – premièred in Moscow in 1902 – represents a kind of musical score, from which part of the text and certainly the spirit is lifted into the production. Hermanis takes the title that was later changed by Gorki to »Scenes from the Deep« to a symbolic »Forwards« and demonstrates the possibility of maintaining a deep humanism alongside scepticism and social criticism.

Alvis Hermanis, born in Riga in 1965, trained as an actor at the Latvian conservatoire in his hometown. He started directing even at drama school. Since 1993, he has been the Artistic director of the New Theatre in Riga, with over 20 productions to his name. His best works include »Revidents«, (»The Inspector General«) by Nicolai Gogol, »Stāsts par Kasparu Hauzeru« (»The story about Kaspar Hauser«, both 2002), and »Garā Dzīve« (»The Long Life«, 2003). The New Theatre in Riga is a repertory theatre in the centre of the city, captivating audiences with modern performances, rich in vitality and social responsibility.


»With ›Tālāk‹, Alvis Hermanis has opened a door to developing the theatre further, and he will continue to do so … « (Gerd Klee, Wiesbadener Kurier, 26.06.2004).


Uraufführung: 02.01.2004, Riga

Internetseiten der Compagnie: www.jrt.lv

Produktion: Neues Theater Riga

Das Gastspiel erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Goethe-Instituts, München.