Director - Alvis Hermanis


The performance is based on true events leading up to the historical 2013 resignation of Benedict XVI.
Joseph Ratzinger was a revered theologian, a steadfast believer in the tenants of the Catholic Church, and a close friend and advisor to Pope John Paul II. After succeeding John Paul II, and serving as Pope for eight years, Ratzinger surprised the world by becoming the first Pope to voluntarily resign in over 600 years. In light of moral and ethical upheaval in the Catholic Church, and the unique challenges of the 21st century, Ratzinger's excuse of declining health raises more questions than it answers.

Author and director - Alvis Hermanis
Stage and costume designer - Kristīne Jurjāne

Benedict XVI - Mikhail Baryshnikov
The Secretary of the Pope - Kaspars Znotiņš
Sister Tabiana - Guna Zariņa

The performance itself performed mostly in English (partly in Italian, Polish, German and Latin) with simultaneous translation in Latvian and Russian.
Duration: 2 h 30 min

Venue: the Big Stage Miera street 58a.
Prices: 30,00; 40,00; 50,00; 60,00, 100 EUR.
Premiere on November 21, 2019.

Contact for touring: Elīna Adamaite ([email protected], + 371 6723225 ).


Autors un režisors - Alvis Hermanis
Scenogrāfe un kostīmu māksliniece - Kristīne Jurjāne
Gaismu mākslinieks - Gļebs Filštinskis

Lomās: Jozefs Racingers/Benedikts XVI - Mihails Barišņikovs
Pāvesta sekretārs - Kaspars Znotiņš
Māsa Tabiana - Guna Zariņa

Photographer - Jānis Deinats
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