From "The Tale of Old Death"
In 2015, at Ģertrūdes Street Theatre in Riga we created a black humour marionette spectacle for grown-ups "The Tale of Old Death". The story was initially based on experiences with naivety and old age (with all due respect to Monsieur Pierre, my former landlord in Ouistreham) depicted in "Old Death and a Heart of a Child". As rehearsals continued, the story was created and recreated again until it became a narrative about Old Death's desperate search for a new apprentice.
Director & playwright: Ģirts Šolis
Artist and storyteller : Velta Emīlija Platupe
Sound: Normunds Zālamans
With Kristians Kareļins, Madars Zvagulis and Aleksejs Geiko
Photos by Anete Skuja and Agnese Zeltiņa