Parody of Belarusian dictator shown in Minsk
14:24, — Culture
The New Riga Theatre showed the performance “Long Life” in MAZ culture centre.
The performance was an outstanding event in 1998 – “director Alvis Hermanis tells a simple, delicate, funny and sad story about the lost Soviet world, nostalgia and those who remains on the train of their memory heading to the east”.
The play is not based on a literary text. Spectators look at other people's lives through the keyhole. The scene is set in a communal flat full of old people, Salidarnasts reports.
The wife of a tenant goes to a shop. Trying to escape loneliness he turns on an old TV. The device doesn't show video and only works as the radio. The old man changes channels and hears Lukashenka's voice on one of the channels. The audience burst into laughter drowning out the dictator's words. The old man finally managed to switch the channel after several attempts.
The performance was showed a day after Lukashenka's record – a 5.5-hour press conference for journalists of the Russian regional media.
Hundreds of scenes in the play, including Lukashenka on TV, were written by actors. The Belarusian audience seems to appreciate the idea.