‘BOZAR - Sonja’

13 + 14
Feb.'15

Alvis Hermanis / The New Riga Theatre

Sonja lives in an apartment in Leningrad with an interior from the 1940s. We meet her as a lonely woman. One day, she receives a love letter - which changes her life considerably. The story was written by the Russian writer Tatiana Tolstaya, a member of the famous Tolstoy family; it is rooted in the Europe of its time, but also refers to current history. To accentuate the naive Sonja's contradictory character traits, Alvis Hermanis has her role played by a male actor, Gundars Abolins, who has received numerous nominations for his performance.

With the support and in the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Tatiana Tolstaya

text

Gundars Abolins
Jevgenijs Isajevs

actor

Alvis Hermanis

director

Kristine Jurjane

design

Andris Jarans

sound engineer

Arturs Skujins-Meijins

lighting design

Karlis Tone
Janis Smirnovs

technician

Linda Zaharova

stage manager

Elina Adamaite

tour management

The New Riga Theatre

production

Sonja
Sonja
Sonja
Sonja

Practical information

Language

  • Russian
  • Surtitles: French Dutch

Support

  • the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

In the framework of

  • Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Culture Programme