What makes theatre better than cinema? 28

Deimantė Dementavičiūtė-Stankuvienė
www.kamane.lt, 2016-11-21

In brief: Contemporary, rebellious, youthful, bold, different - these five keywords can be used to describe Klaipėda theatre Apeiron which presented its premiere play Necrosis at the Kaunas Chamber Theatre.

The latest work of Greta Kazlauskaitė and Eglė Kazickaitė - the founders of the theatre who love to experiment - Necrosis should mostly appeal to those who love cinema - psychological thrillers with suspense and horror elements. The play, with its structure and aesthetics gets closer to the category of films that often portray a very similar story: a group of young people decide to spend a weekend or vacation together and travel to a remote homestead or other location where their idyllic relationship is disturbed by the Other.

Young artists who create the stories for their plays are looking for a theatrical language that would broaden the gaze of one camera angle. As if deciding to battle the film industry they collect an entire stack of arguments in order to convince that theatre can be quite contemporary and no less attractive.


Necrosis is a play that makes you think. It does not obey the common theatrical rules; it was born in complete creative freedom. The play does pander and therefore it is slightly uncomfortable. Heavy, dark, mentally sticky and suffocating, but at the same time inviting to a lively and open dialogue. However, after overfeeding your mind with the dishes of various flavors, you leave this feast of necrotic meanings slightly emotionally hungry...

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