Three Bears in Three Countries

2011 / 09 / 26

The international project Three Bears has successfully finished its appearance in Lithuania. The initiative took part under the festival Aidas 2011 organized by Municipality Theatre of Jonava. Three theaters from three countries (Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Russia) participated in a program to make their own versions of the Bear by Anton Chekov. The plays were performed in individual style and native languages. That is why the project is called "The Three Bears".

The Lithuanian version of the Bear was premiered on July 2-7 in Eastbourne, UK. It was also the place and time when the project started. The last part of the project will be held in Russia at the end of October. Since performing companies came up with their own ideas of the play, it was helpful to discuss the style and learn from each other during the discussions afterwards.

Titas Petrikis has composed music for the Lithuanian play. The other cast names include:

Elena Ivanovna Popova - Vaiva Andriuleviciene
Gregorij Stepanovich Smirnov - Arunas Simonaitis
Luka - Valdas Antanavicius
Dasha - Zivile Antanaviciene
Pelageja - Gintare Vaiciekaviciute
Scene Design - Donata Butiene
Costumes - Joana Jankauskiene
Producer, Manager of the Theater - Regina Kesteniene
Director - Jonas Andriulevicius

A short clip from the Lithuanian performance in Jonava, September 23, 2011.


More information about the Russian version of the Bear (in Russian)