Most engaged actor – Edgars Pujāts, most performed play – “YEN”

Most engaged actor – Edgars Pujāts, most performed play – “YEN”

Once again, this year, as the season was approaching its final stage, the Liepāja Theatre staff held a general meeting to analyse the results of the 116th season. The most played performances, the most engaged actors, etc.

The theatre has performed 222 performances, including guest performances, in several Latvian cities – Rīga, Rēzekne, Ventspils, Tukums, Bauska, Valmiera, and others.

“YEN”, directed by Dmitrijs Petrenko, topped the list of the most performed plays this season – it has been performed 20 times, followed by the runner-up is “Song Festival” by Matīss Budovskis, which has been performed 15 times, while the third place is shared by “Wolves” (directed by Toms Treinis) and “Grimms” (directed by Elmārs Seņkovs), both of which have been performed 13 times. “Grimms” was also presented at two international festivals this season – in Poland and Lithuania.

Edgars Pujāts was casted in 90 performances, playing roles in 11 plays in the repertoire, getting him the most engaged actor title of the 116th season. He is followed by Karīna Tatarinova with 85 performances and Rolands Beķeris with 78 performances.

Some of the productions staged by Liepāja Theatre bid their farewells this season, including the long-running “Witch”, first directed by Dž.Dž.Džilindžers back in 2011. It was staged for the last time, along with “Malыš”, “La Sposa giovane”, “Where Did the Master Go?”, “The Century of Indifference”, “That's All”, “Biography. The Game”, “Cruel Games” and “Polianna”.

Shortly before the start of the 117th season, Liepāja Theatre will visit Dailes Theatre, with their guest performance “Complete Strangers” by Rolandas Atkočūnas on 8 August, and the musical “Swamp Wader on Fire” by Regnārs Vaivars on 9 and 10 August. Traditionally, before the season starts in August, a number of concerts will also be held as part of the “Summer Evenings in Liepāja Theatre” series, performed in the courtyard of the Bank building opposite the theatre, bringing 2 programmes for the audience’s delight – “Latvian Rock and Roll” and “Songs for Liepāja Theatre”.