A partly documentary play “Country of Grandmas” by theatre group KVADRIFRONS. It will feature interviews and their creative retelling combined with songs, routine dialogs and bits staged as television shows. All the artists involved in this play are united by their special and emotionally complicated relationships with their grandparents, especially – grandmothers. Real memories and retold stories about them will offer the audiences to enjoy a full range of emotions – from heartwarming smiles to touching tears. In the intermission there will be a discussion with the creative team held.
Through the relationships of grandchildren and grandparents the team is willing to speak about the aging problem in the society. The young artists want to understand the role of their grandmothers in the obvious processes of shifting values in the entire Latvian society, as well as process of shifting values and the role of social events in the lives of their grandmothers and in the development of the country.
Along with the actors of KVADRIFRONS Anca Strazde, Reinis Boters, Klāvs Mellis and Āris Matesovičs, there will be actors Jānis Kronis, Ance Kukule, Jana Ļisova and Samira Adgezalova playing, as well as girls choir “Vivace” from Jāzeps Mediņš Riga 1st Music School.
The play “Country of Grandmas” by KVADRIFRONS was first shown on 29 June 2019 at the discussion festival “Lampa” in Cēsis. In autumn it was shown in Valmiera, Kuldīga, Liepāja, Rēzekne and Daugavpils.
Director: Paula Pļavniece
Playwriting by Justīne Kļava, Evarts Melnalksnis
Scenography by Marija Rozīte-Vītola
Music by Jēkabs Nīmanis
Sound by Kārlis Tone
Lights by Jānis Sniķers, Mareks Lužinskis
Producers: Sandra Lapkovska, Inese Tone
Association "Tuvplāns". Stage art event series "Pārmija".
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