Director - Alvis Hermanis


Michel Houellebecq

The last Michel Houllebecq’s novel is an unsparing and witty diagnosis for the Western society. Since the time of release of the novel (January 2015), the utopian story of France in 2022, where the political power has been taken over by Muslims, is becoming ever more acute, reading of which is not as much fun as it was a year and a half ago. Houllebecq is one of the few contemporary intellectuals, who have any opinion at all about the direction, in which our society is evolving. The author believes that the Europeans themselves, rather than the Muslims, present a threat to civilization.

The Western society is in the pit and continues to dig diligently. Our show is a tribute to all the diggers.

Actors: Vilis Daudziņš, Kaspars Znotiņš, Andris Keišs, Ģirts Krūmiņš, Regīna Razuma, Jana Čivžele, Edgars Samītis
Dance presentations ensured by the Eastern dance studio “ELMIRA”, director Jeļena Šilenkova

Translation, dramatisation author, director, stage designer – Alvis Hermanis
Costume designer – Jana Čivžele
Video artist – Ineta Sipunova
Light designer – Lauris Johansons
Makeup artist – Sarmīte Balode

Venue: the Small Stage Miera street 58a
Duration: 4 h 25 min
Price: 15,00; 20,00 EUR

Premiere on September 9, 2016

Adapted from “SOUMISSION” written by Michel Houellebecq

Photograph from the collection of the Freud Museum London, United Kingdom

Not recommended up to 16 years of age!

Photographer - Jānis Deinats
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