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Escape Room. A Myth about Freedom

Escape Room. A Myth about Freedom

Director: Mārtiņš Eihe
Dramaturg: Laila Burāne
Performers: Agate Bankava, Artūrs Čukurs, Mārtiņš Eihe
Set and costume design: Ieva Kauliņa
Produced by: Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
Duration: 2:00
Premiere: 08/03/2019

Performance created with support of Goethe-Institut international project "Freiraum" and State Culture Capital Foundation financial support. 

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In order to maintain peace between the warring nations, every year the inhabitants of Athens must send seven boys and seven girls to Crete. The sacrificial victims are sent into the labyrinth where they are devoured by Minotaur – a monster with a bull’s head and a man’s body. The hero Theseus decides to bring an end to this slaughter and goes to Crete where, with the help of Ariadne, the ruler’s daughter and half-sister to Minotaur, he kills the Minotaur and saves the innocent youths and maidens.

Together with the audience the performers will use the lens of Ancient Greek mythology to consider questions relevant to today’s world: the coexistence of differing opinions, the choice between the status quo and change, that which is different and its place in society, and our responsibility towards each other. The views of the audience decide the course of the performance and their collective path through the labyrinth. Each choice has its weight and it becomes increasingly difficult to step off the well-trodden path.

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