Ukrainian play on Kaunas theatre stage

Important | 2022-12-02

National Kaunas Drama Theatre is ending the intense season with a premiere THE EARTH based on the novel by Ukrainian author Olha Kobylianska. The show will premiere on December 10 and 11; it will be shown with English surtitles. 30 percent student discount is applied.

The play, based on a classic novel by Olha Kobylianska (1863-1942), tells the story of one family. The story focuses on love and betrayal, war and death, and parent-child relations. It is based on a true tragedy that happened in the village of Dymtsi when a brother killed his elder brother to inherit their parents’ land.

“In the story itself, the earth is a metaphor and can be interpreted in many ways, it has many layers. Of course, now that there is a war, it becomes a painful and important word,” says Ivan Uryvskyi (Ukraine), the director of the play.

Although “The Earth” is set in a Ukrainian village in the 19th and 20th centuries, the biblical story of the first crime of mankind – fratricide – is universal at all times and in all parts of the world. Earth nourishes man, sustains life, provides a home, and determines the characters’ place in the community and their perception of the world. Earth is a force that dictates a man’s will, it punishes and educates, and destroys. Earth is the element that kills and is still being killed for today; it is the main character who determines the fate of us all.

“The Earth” is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the classic literature of Ukraine and its modern interpretation in the theatre. The National Kaunas Drama Theatre production is presented by a team of Ukrainian artists.

Premiere on December 10, 11, 2022 at 6 pm on the main stage. With EN surtitles.

Students get a 30 percent discount.

To ensure the best visibility of the surtitles, we highly recommend the seats above the 12th row.

Tickets to National Kaunas Drama Theatre (NKDT) plays are available at the Theatre’s box office and here.

The theatre’s box office is open Monday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm, and break time 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 pm.

Laisvės Avenue 71, phone number +370 37 224064