Excerpts from the Book of Jova
10.11 at 19:00 in the First Theater, ul. Hnatuk 11
11.11 at 19:00 in the First Theater, ul. Hnatuk 11
According to Clive Lewis, Igor Kozlovsky, Sergiy Zhadan, Father Andrew Zelinsky, Andriy Humeniuk
The director is Eugene Hudzyk
Set designer, director of visual space – Serhiy Savchenko
Costume Designer – Olga Hnatyuk
Choreographers – Ninel Zberia, Darina Turash
Singing director is Yuriy Yosifovich
With the support of the UCF
The production of the performance is the result of a joint laboratory work of artists of professional diversity: leading Lviv actors, musicians, and singers, choreographers of the First Academic Ukrainian Theater for Children and Youth – Ninel Sberi, artist, set designer – Sergey Savchenko and director Evgeny Hudzin.
Clive Lewis, respected by the most important theologian of the 20th century, touching the pen to the phenomenon of war and its various challenges, first of all deeply psychological, spiritual, ethical and moral, proposes to comprehend the struggle that takes place within man and, ultimately, lies in choosing oneself. In his own unique way, the author allows us to note the filigree but fundamental mechanisms of choice. Simple, clear, and categorical. Our task is to bring this struggle and choice to the light of the spotlights and the viewers’ compassion.
In the text of the posture, Lewis’s sophisticated essayism contrasts with contemporary texts written by direct witnesses and participants in military events in the Donbas (peaceful protests, captivity, hostilities), which will also form the score of the dramatic background. Namely, the poetry of the flagship of the contemporary artistic word, Kharkiv citizen Sergiy Zhadan and a captive who went through hell, religious scientist Ihor Kozlovsky of Donetsk, the prose of All-Ukrainian chaplain Andriy Zelinsky and volunteer soldier, icon painter of Lviv. The use of such a polyphony of texts, stylistic and genre diversity allows us to show the absence of such qualities as time, place and borders in the War, but also to express the obligatory presence of Man.