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Les Bas-Fonds (The Lower Depths)

Oskaras Korsunovas

Lithuania

In the social drama Les-Bas-Fonds (The Lower Depths) by Maxim Gorki we hear the voice of the dregs of society in the Russia of the beginning of the 20th century. Director Oskaras Korsunovas, a big name in Lithuanian theatre, leaves out a large part of the plot so that the characters of the actors can flow into their personages. In this rousing performance, the setting of which is like a cross between a press conference and a coffee party, the actors compete for the emotional sympathy of the spectators – they even offer them a glass of vodka. Seated behind a long table covered with food and drinks, the players hold up a mirror to our face showing us our unattainable desires and dark sides. The press even compared this piece to Waiting for Godot by Becket !

BUSSES:
* Tournai: 21.11 - 19:30h
* Kortrijk: 23.11 - 17:00h

AUTHOR Maxime Gorki / DIRECTOR Oskaras Koršunovas / CAST Dainius Gavenonis (Satine), Rasa Samuolyte (Nastya) / ACTORS Darius Gumauskas (Actor), Julius Zalakevicius (Bubnov), Darius Meskauskas (Baron), Jonas Verseckas (Kleshtch), Tomas Zaibus (Tartar), Giedrius Savickas (Alyoshka), Nele Savicenko (Kvashnya), Rytis Saladzius (Miedviedieff) / SET DESIGNER Dainius Liskevicius / COSTUME DESIGNER Agne Kuzmickaite / COMPOSER Antanas Jasenka / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Mindaugas Repsys / SOUND ENGENEER Mindaugas Repsys / PROPS AND COSTUMER Edita Martinaviciute / STAGE MANAGER Malvina Matickiene / SUBTITLING Akvile Melkunaite / TOURING MANAGER Audra Zukaityte / PRODUCTION OKT

Duration: 60 min

Location: Tourcoing - Le Théâtre du Nord à l'Idéal