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JOSEF LOUNGER

fairy tale
Aidas Giniotis

Far far away, somewhere in the edge of the world, surrounding by green woods and valleys there is a little The Loungers family? cabin. To open their door, young spectators will see all beautiful and amazing The Loungers family: Father Lounger, Mother Lounger and three Loungers sons: Francis, Anton and Josef.
The play? plot is much closed and recognizable to everyone Lithuanian ? the basis of it, is our olden times fairy-tales, who are told by nowadays. That?s why three brothers Loungers not only will go to seek for fortune. This two parts play about half true and half not true Lithuanian stories was made by director Aidas Giniotis, who for three brothers? founded and three sisters: Magdel, Barby and Dalia. So from now on, being six, to seek for fortune is more funny, bravery and more difficult, because you need to think not only about yourself, but about the other too.
Young spectator, who will see this play, will have not only pleasure funny, but sometimes he will have dangerous adventures too. They will have opportunity to contemplate what does it mean to live in difficult now days world. And maybe he will found that one of the characters is very similar to him.
The State Youth Theater is very proud, that to create this play agree the best Lithuanian odd, director, actor Aidas Giniotis. Each his play is a big event for children and their parents. ?Josef Lounger? artist Ramune Skrebunaite decorated characters and created wonderful, full of secrets and surprises wood, where for Josef Lounger are waiting the great crossing, and where he will need to choose which way will lead to fortune. The Loungers happiness and troubles tuned up composer Andrius Kulikauskas.
More secrets about Josef Lounger we will not open. Better go and see how many in a theater sometimes the children can do?

  • In 2006, the State Youth Theatre of Lithuania is celebrating anniversary season of its work. The theatre was founded in Vilnius in 1965. The first production, W.Shakespeare?s Romeo and Juliet directed by Aurelija Ragauskaite, was performed on May 27, 1966. This day is considered the official birthday of the theatre. The State Youth Theatre of Lithuania was meant to be a children?s theatre, but this name would have squeezed it into a certain frame. So it was a great achievement to get the name ?Children?s? changed to ?Youth?. The range of the theatre broadened immediately. The following directors were producers of the theater: Aurelija Ragauskaite (1965 — 1968), Vytautas Cibiras (1968 — 1971), Dalia Tamuleviciute (1974 — 1988), Antanas Surna (1992 — 1997), Algirdas Latenas (1997 — up to now). The State Youth Theatre of Lithuania attracts the audience by the originality of work and artistic attitude of its actors and directors. Productions of this theatre are characterized by playful improvisations, stage grotesque and lyricism, plasticity of actors, open manner of acting and sensitive psychologism. Scenic metaphors, relative reality of the plot are the characteristic features of the productions of this theatre. Since 1965 around 160 plays has been staged by the most famous Lithuanian directors such as: Eimuntas Nekrosius, Rimas Tuminas, Jonas Vaitkus, Dalia Tamuleviciute, Algirdas Latenas. The performances directed by Eimuntas Nekrosius made the State Youth Theatre of Lithuania famous in the world: ?The Square? (1980), ?Pirosmani, Pirosmani? (1981), ?The Day Lasts Longer Than a Hundred Years? (1983), ?Uncle Vanya? (1986), ?The Nose? (1991). The theatre showed it?s productions to the audiences of Moscow, Sankt-Peterburg, Kiev, Tbilisi, Minsk and Talin. In 1984 the first international tours began — first to the International Theatre Festival BITEF — 18 in Belgrad, then to Poland. In 1989 the theatre took part in an international festival in Parma, in the festival in Turin (Italy), visited Belgium, Holland and Germany. In 1990, the theatre showed it?s produktions in Finland, Norway, and Sweden, the USA (Chicago, New York), in 1991 in Sweden, Israel, the USA and Switzerland. In 1992 the Youth Theatre participated at the International Arts festival in Adelaide, Australia. At the end of March, 1994 the Youth Theatre performed ?Pirosmani, Pirosmani? and ?The Square? at the International Theater festival in Bogota, Columbia and on the 26th June it showed ?The Nose? in Montpellier, France. The State Youth Theatre of Lithuania is situated in the centre of the old town of Vilnius, in Arkliu Street. The street got its name from the former horse market that used to be held in this place.

Director ? Aidas Giniotis
Stage designer — Ramune Skrebunaite
Music composed — Andrius Kulikauskas
Actors ? Gediminas Storpirstis, Violeta Podolskaite, Sergejus Ivanovas,Nerijus Gadliauskas,Lukas Petrauskas, Neringa Varnelyte, Dalia Morozovaite, Edita Uzaite

LANGUAGE OF PERFORMANCE: Russian

Duration ? 2 h. 15 min.

Age — from 5 years old

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