In November this year, the Black Hall of the Arts Printing House (Šiltadaržio Str.6) housed the premiere of the performance The Public directed by Gintaras Varnas and based on the play El Publico by one of the most prominent 20th century Spanish poets and playwrights Federico García Lorca.
After fourteen years, director Gintaras Varnas plunged into the staging of The Public once again striving to find the answers to the questions on the value of an individual and the courage of being true to one's own self. Also, the play serves as a metaphor encouraging the audience to reconsider the place and meaning of theatre within a society. While staging the play, Gintaras Varnas gathered a team of prominent artists, who had already assisted the director in the production of various other performances, i.e., composer Giedrius Puskunigis, costume designer Juozas Statkevičius, and set designer Gintaras Makarevičius. In their reviews on the performance, theatre critics mentioned not only the aesthetics, Baroque theatre elements, or a brave homoerotic theme characteristic of the theatre of Gintaras Varnas, but also the summation of all previously staged works of the director.
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