The Lower Depths

19:00 2 October

State Russian Drama Theatre


Established in 1998, Oskaras Korsunovas Theatre (currently bearing the name of OKT / Vilnius City. The theatre from the outset was determined to remain independent. “The Lower Depths” is a laboratory where we are the ones on whom experiments are carried out. We started creating it already while working on “Hamlet”. This is our first theatrical performance, in which we don’t concentrate on the result, but seek to test and discover ourselves, so that the actors not only create their characters, but also retain the reality and remain themselves. Gorky’s text becomes relevant only when the actor is able to grow his or her character in his or her soil, so to speak, basing it on his or her own experience. This is the highest aim of the laboratory.”-O.K.