The Pillowman

Director: Gintaras VARNAS
Duration: 2:50
Premiere: September 8, 2017
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Director: Gintaras VARNAS
Author: Martin McDONAGH
Actors: Arnas AŠMONAS, Gytis LASKOVAS, Balys IVANAUSKAS, Adomas JASIUKĖNAS
Composer: Zbigniew PREISNER, Benjamin BRITTEN, Giedrius PUSKUNIGIS
Artist: Julija SKURATOVA
Lithuanian translation: Aistė PTAKAUSKAITĖ
Producer: „Utopia“ theatre
Coproducers: Kaunas City Chamber Theatre, Music and Theatre Academy of Lithuania

Neo-gothic thriller tells a story about  Katurian, a writer of short stories that often depict violence against children. He has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of his stories resemble recent child murders.

Combining realistic, macabric and puppet theatre, one of the most prominent Lithuanian theatre directors Gintaras Varnas, together with his former pupils - the actors of the performance - asks us, can artist be blamed for the cruelty of his art?

In 2018 the director was awarded with "Fortune" statue (Kaunas theatrical award) and nominated for The Golden Cross of th Stage - the highes Lithuanian theatrical award.

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