Bernard-Marie Koltès
IN THE SOLITUDE OF COTTON FIELDS

Large hall


Premiere - 28th May, 2022
Duration - 1h 10min

The story of a secret encounter between two people. They are strangers, but one has something that the other needs. For a deal to happen, one of them needs to find a way to say what it is they need. They need to find words and to find language that is incomprehensible to others, but meaningful to them - specific and direct. There is palpable desire between them. But still there is a fear of confessing to desire, the fear of becoming vulnerable. Fear of the stranger.

Bernard-Marie Koltès’ play is performed by theatre and cinema stars John Malkovich and Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė.

Russian director Timofey Kaulyabin, the brightest star of his generation, says: “In 2022, the subject of banned, unspoken and irresistible attraction needs to be addressed differently. We are creating a show of secret desire that is punishable and which any society recognizes as criminal – according to the law.

There are two actors in this play, but only one scene. We spend most of our time in subconscious, nightmarish visions of a hero we don't see. Instead, there are two mutually opposed figures on the stage, engaging in a tense, angry and complex dialogue. This is an inner dialogue with the self – with secret desires and fears. With what one doesn't dare to say to oneself - and which one can't get rid of without depriving oneself of life. This is the story of human complexity in a world in which complexity becomes something unwelcome, misplaced, inappropriate. This world creates internal discord, a dissonance that kills a man from the inside, like a deadly disease.”

Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989, France) is the author of more than twenty plays. Among the best known are West Pier, In The Solitude of Cotton Fields and Roberto Zucco. They have been translated into almost forty languages and incorporated into theatrical repertoires worldwide. Major European directors including Patrice Chéreau, Peter Stein, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Michael Talheimer, Kama Gingrich, Luis Pascual and others have successfully staged Koltès.

  • 18+

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Cast

Džons Malkovičs (John Malkovich), Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė)

Production team

Director
Timofejs Kuļabins (Timofey Kulyabin)
Stage Designer
Oļegs Golovko (Oleg Golovko)
Dramaturge
Romāns Dolžanskis (Roman Dolzhanskiy)
Sound Designer
Timofejs Pastuhovs (Timofei Pastukhov)
Video Designer
Aleksandrs Lobanovs (Alexander Lobanov)
Lead camerman
Vladimirs Burcevs (Vladimir Burtcev)
Director of Video Production
Anastasija Žuravļeva (Anastasiia Zhuravleva)
Lighting Artist
Oskars Pauliņš
Choreographer
Anna Abalikhina (Anna Abalikhina)

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