Director - Alvis Hermanis


During two years, The New Riga Theatre actors have collected the stories about the Latvian countryside. This performance is a result of their study. The actors have come to a conclusion that the true Latvian identity can be found not in the city, but in the countryside. Only in the countryside it is obvious, that Latvians are different from the others. These differences disappear in the cities.

Another conclusion is that the authentic countryside is characterized by the rural and the agricultural way of life, which, in Latvia, definitely includes having a livestock.

The final conclusion – when the last Latvian grandmother will hand over her last cow, the authentic Latvia will be a subject to the past. Therefore, the performance is also about the cows.

Actors: Jana Čivžele, Iveta Pole or Liena Šmukste, Sandra Kļaviņa, Zane Daudziņa or Kristīne Krūze, Elita Kļaviņa, Vilis Daudziņš

Director, stage and costume designer – Alvis Hermanis

Venue: the Small Stage
Duration: 1 h 40 min
Prices: 10,00; 12,00; 15,00 EUR

Premiere on April 8, 2010

Photographer - Gints Mālderis
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