Alix Landau-Brijatoff and Emmanuel Robert-Espalieu’s one-act play “Time to Pack” will be performed in the courtyard of the Corner House at 9 p.m. The play, in French with Latvian subtitles, features three characters and klezmer music in the background. Director: Isabelle Starkier. Cast: Judith Magre, Valentine Varèla, Juris Kalniņš and the “Les Yeux Noirs” ensemble. The play’s dialogue is the conversation between two women – mother and daughter – across war-torn Europe; initially by telephone, but later – through diary entries meant for the other party or just thoughts expressed in phrases. A third character, a newspaperman, breaks into in this intimate dialogue – the far-off voice of a chronicler of history.
Thematic division: Freedom Street
Begins : 04.07.2014 18:00
- Corner House on Brīvības street
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During the fifty years of the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the KGB headquarters in Riga, also known as the Corner House, became a prominent symbol of totalitarian power that, in the 21st century Riga, still stands to bear testimony to total war, mass persecutions and genocide. 2014 is the right time to change the destiny of the Corner House, to open the doors and face the experience and fates concealed therein in order to profoundly understand and recreate them. The Corner House will be open to the public from the 1st of May to the 19th of October, presenting the Occupation Museum's exhibition (admission free of charge), guided tours "In the KGB Basements", and five more exhibitions - "(Re)construction of Friendship", "A Latvian's Suitcase", "In Spite of All”, "Ten Objects' Stories of Person and Power” and "The Museum of Fateful Objects”, which present different interpretations of the relationship between the individual and the power in the past that still affects the people of the present day.
Web address: http://riga2014.org/kgb