Raimonds Pauls musical play Sister Carrie premiered in St. Petersburg with AB.LV support

October 21, 2008 / Banking

The Latvian National Theatre musical play “Sister Carrie. Retrospection” premiered in St. Petersburg on the 16th and 17th of October, as a part of the “Baltic House” International Theatre Festival.

This is already 18th “Baltic House” festival, but this year for the first time a special program “Latvian train” will be included to the festival, presenting the plays of the Latvian National Theatre and the New Riga Theatre to the St. Petersburg audience.

The stage director of the “Sister Carrie. Retrospection” musical play is Galina Polischuk, the play is based on the novel by Theodore Dreiser, and music for it was composed by Raimonds Pauls. The play narrates the life and memories of a famous actress. It is a profound true-life drama, with beautiful harmonious music, powerful characters and fateful events.

The “Baltic House” International Theatre Festival in St. Petersburg took place from 8 till 19 October. The festival is one of the most important and largest theatre forums in Europe, with most popular European stage directors and theatre teams participating in it each year. This year the festival programme includes the performance "Giovanni" by Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna, “Carmen” by Andrij Žoldak, “Judith” by Eugenio Barba, "UIP" (Hot-tempered Estonian Guys) by Estonian director Tiit Ojasoo, “The Unknown Soldier” by Finnish director Kristian Smeds, “The Patriots” by Lithuanian director Jonas Vaitkus and other plays.

The participation of Latvian theatres in the “Latvian Train” program of the “Baltic House” festival was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and by Aizkraukles Banka. The event was hold as a part of Latvia 90th anniversary celebration.