VALTERS SĪLIS (LV)
BEING A NATIONALIST
The show is canceled, according to the regional ordinance of 23/02/20 and will be rescheduled.
In the 2020 Theatre Season REALITY comes the new creation of the Latvian director Valter Sīlis, Being a nationalist. It was written by the dramaturg Matīss Gricmanis. It is inspired by Gricmanis’ personal experience as an assistant to a well-known nationalist member of the Latvian Parliament.
What and who is part of the world of a nationalist today? Do the interests of the state or their own interests win? How do you measure friends and who are the patriots?
In the world of a nationalist, the interests of the state are more important than its own. Friends are like-minded people, and they don’t care about small everyday problems or world affairs. The enemies are many, but they are well known. True values are about to rise once again, despite the fact that in today’s materialistic world they have lost their value. But Sīlis tells us that to live in this world full of challenges, one must first wake up in order to change one’s reality.
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Info: show • duration 90 min. • in Latvian with subtitles in Italian
Standard tickets: 15 € – Students/under 26/over 65/groups: 10 €
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Written by: Matīss Gricmanis, direction: Valters Sīlis with: Jānis Kronis, Āris Matesovičs, Ance Strazda, scene: Uģis Bērziņs; light: Lauris Johansons, production: Dirty Deal Teatro
Matīss Gricmanis is a writer and a playwright who writes for theatre, cinema and television. From a young age he worked in politics, later conveying his experience in stage writing. In 2018 he won the contest of the new Versmė drama festival of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre with his show “Narrow Margins of a Normative Lifestyle”, based on the diaries of a homosexual who lived during the Latvian Soviet regime. Valters Sīlis is one of the most important directors of the Baltic scene. In his work he always pays particular attention to the complexity of the human experience, bringing the most marginal and vulnerable individuals in the foreground.