mother’s milk

Wednesday, May 15|8 p.m.|Schauspielhaus (Studio)

Language: Lithuanian, with English Subtitles
Running time: approx. 75 min.

adapted from NORA IKSTENA
by and with BIRUTE MAR

MOTHER’S MILK tells the story of a mother and her daughter in Soviet Latvia 1969-1989 in the context of country’s emergence from Soviet stagnation into independence. A look into the not-so-distant past raises fundamental questions about the status quo and decision making processes of modern society.

The celebrated actress and long-time THESPIS colleague Birute Mar plays both roles – mother and daughter. The mother, whose father was en exile deprived of everything by Soviet authorities, is a doctor. Her daughter is a person full of life and the opposite of the mother. This is a story about the emotional wall the loving mother builds up in order to protect her daughter. It’s about resentment as redemption in an environment in which everything turns into poison, even mother’s milk.

Awarded the Grand Prize at the International Theater Festival Druskininkai Summer Theater Crossroad, Lithuania (2022)

Director: Birute Mar
Choreography: Sigita Mikalauskaite
Stage Design: Indre Pacesaite
Music: Antanas Kucinskas
Voice: Virginija Skirmante
Video: Karolis Bratkauskas
Light design: Audrius Jankauskas
Producer: Solo teatras
Manager: Rolandas Savickas

Photo: D. Matvejev

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