6th International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
07.-14.11.2008 Kiel GERMANY


Friday, 14.11. | 18:00 | Schauspielhaus | studio stage

based on “Diatribe of Love against a Seated Man” by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
performed by Larysa Kadyrova

It is a very special moment in which we step into the lives of Graciela and her husband: they are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary. Their marriage began in passion but Graciela also married to improve her social status. Now she feels alone, trapped, disappointed and reproachful towards her husband. He is just sitting there in his armchair - silent and unconcerned, reading his news-paper. She complains about her loneliness, she weeps and cries over her loveless life. In her powerful physical performance, Larysa Kadyrova manages to express Graciela’s quest for her lost youth, for the dreams she once had, for true feelings. Her husband remains unconcerned and unmoved - he is just there, sitting like a statue, reading a newspaper…

Larysa Kadyrova is member of the ensemble of the Ivan Franko National Drama Theatre in Kiev. She is also director of the Monodrama Festival MARIA in Kiev and of the antique theatre festival on Crimea. She presented her monodrama “Phaedra” at THESPIS in 2001.

directed by Alesiej Kuzelny
stage design by Oksana Czepnik

language: Ukrainian | length: 60 minutes | not in contest