Yesterday Forever

Yesterday Forever

Director and text:  Andris Kalnozols
Actors: Edgars Samītis, Armands Berģis, Ivars Krasts, Ģirts Krūmiņš un Jana Ļisova
Stage and costumes: GolfClayderman
Lights: Jūlija Bondarenko
Sound: Toms Auniņš
Producer: Theatre Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
Duration: 1:30
Premiere: 12/12/2020

Production financially supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation.

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Young Lithuanian journalist - Deimantas, who was spending his vacation wandering around Europe and looking for inspiration to complete his first novel "Yesterday", gets robbed on a lonely Sicilian road. He ends up in Sortino, in the care of Maria Theresa (a wind generator administrator) and her brother Giuseppe, and spends his days waiting for a connection with the consulate of Lithuania, fighting with his childhood friend in Skype, but during the nights he receives visits from a strange phantom in the shape of a calf. Gradually the affection between Deimantas and Maria Therese grows, the scars - received during the robbing - heals, and even the Europe doesn't seem so hopelessly destined for destruction.. but it all gets disturbed by the arrival of Vigas - a friend from home and the eruption of a volcano.

The performance is a synthesis of the experience, fantasy and the phrasebook. In the summer of 2015, the writer experienced a mugging, a chase and an operation in a hospital, later recuperated in a hippie comune “Ciumara Ranni”, where he penned the play “Yesterday Forever”.

Latvian Ministry of Welfare supports the European Social Fund project “Support for Social Entrepreneurship” No.