The Picture of Dorian Gray (LUTKE 2022)Theater of images, length 60 min

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Foto Laura Vanseviciene
The Irish writer Oscar Wilde was known for his charm and flamboyance, both in his works and in private life. His only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), published in 1890 and written in the form of a fairy tale, caused a scandal when it was published.

The eponymous production by the renowned Lithuanian director Gintarė Radvilavičiūtė highlights the central maxim of the novel through a visually charged puppet show: Life is not enjoyable if we constantly look only at ourselves. The production triggers transformations on the cramped stage and paints portraits of the souls of its characters in the relationship between the actors' bodies, the mirrors and the static puppets.

Vilnius Theater“Lėlė” is the Lithuanian state supported national theatre for puppetry. It was founded in Vilnius in 1958 by the puppeteer and director Balys Lukošius and directed for many years by the famous Lithuanian puppeteer Vitalijus Mazūras. The theatre has two halls, a creative studio and a permanent exhibition in the Museum of Living Puppets. The repertoire consists of fairy tales and plays for children and adults by well-known Lithuanian and foreign authors. The productions have won several awards from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and at international theatre festivals. "Lėlė" participates in the activities of the international organisation ASSITEJ and has also taken part in UNIMA festivals since 1966.

Part of the Creative Europe project EU Contemporary Puppetry Critical Platform. 

For adults.

Vilnius Theater “Lėlė” (Lithuania)
Direction and design: Gintarė Radvilavičiūtė
Dramaturgical consultation: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė
Set design: Renata Valčik
Music: Rita Mačiliūnaitė
Choreography: Sigita Mikalauskaitė
Cast: Sigita Mikalauskaitė, Šarūnas Gedvilas, Erika Gaidauskaitė, Deivis Sarapinas