Director Jonas Jurašas
This play is a dramatization of the novel The White Shroud by exodus writer Antanas Škėma (1910-1961).
Number 87 takes down the elevator. Up and down. He is wandering through his cracky memories in places of the inter war Kaunas, High Panemunė and Vilnius. The 87th poet, Antanas Garšva, having no opportunity to vow to his creative work and achieve immortality of his soul, is forced to carry out a Sisyphean-like lift-operator’s work in the biggest hotel in New York. His fragmented consciousness is haunted by homesickness, and sometimes images of women whom he loved. Garšva rejects love, ruptures human relationships, remains lonely in the cage of an elevator, but he still lives in desire of hope fruition.
Mr. Garšva as a cog in a huge machine is recklessly looking for self-actualization. He discards all his illusions and keeps to himself his poetry. However, a creative giddiness and desperate efforts to discover the truth brings suffering.
Duration – 2.50
With English surtitles. Translation provided by the students of teachers of KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
The Main Hall
More information: http://dramosteatras.lt/en/spektaklis/the-white-shroud/