This is a
production by a young director and actor Ieva Kaniušaitė, likewise a former
student of Eimuntas Nekrošius, based on Asya Voloshina's play Mama (translated
from Russian by poet Marius Burokas).
In her work
Ieva Kaniušaitė would like to speak about "universal, perhaps commonplace
things – the minuteness of a human being in the face of the world and eternity. About how this human
being wants to be heard, listened to in the enormous world which keeps going on
its course to non-existence. Eventually, about the fact that even if realize your
story is just one in a million, you still long for another, sometimes one and
only, human being who could give you at least a fleeting relief from the chill."
Roles in this production are created by Ieva Kaniušaitė herself and by actress
Kaniušaitė: "Parallel lines are two straight lines on the same plane
without any points of intersection."
Olia is a
completely ordinary girl who has just celebrated her twenty-eight birthday.
Today she is telling her story, and, while she is at it, she reflects,
analyzes, delves into and relives the events of her past.
Nastia is a
regular girl, a mother, who also relates her story but in a somewhat different manner
– through her letters. The conundrum and the problem is: and what if parallel
lines could somehow intersect? On what kind of plane could this occur?