Ogre Theater with an open-air performance “Skroderdienas Silmači” will visit Ikšķile, Balvi and Mengele / Article

As the restrictions of the pandemic diminish, Ogre Theater invites spectators to open-air performances of “Skroderdienas Silmači” in three Latvian cities – Ikšķile, Balvi and Mengele during Midsummer Week, the theater representatives informed.

The stage version of “Tailors’ Day in Silmači” created by director Jānis Kaijak premiered in 2010. So far, the show has taken place in such places as Liepāja, Cesvaine, Rēzekne, Ventspils, Līvāni, Madliena, Suntaži, Lubāna, Taurupe, Jumprava, Višķi.

Performances in the creative team: costume designer Ilze Kupča-Ziemele and set designer Māris Ruskulis. Cast: Antonija – Astra Kolberga, Dūdars – Guntars Arājs, Ieviņa – Katrīna Anna Ozoliņa, Kārlēns – Mārcis Broks and others. This year, a new line-up of actors will debut in the production of “Skroderdienas Silmači” – actor Ernests Greizis will play the role of Alekša for the first time, Signe Stabinge will appear in the role of Elīna, Herberts Legants in the role of Rūda, Sarmīte Krauze in the role of Bebene.

Performances of “Skroderdienas Silmači”: June 22 at 20:00 Ikšķile; June 23 at 19:00 at the Balvi City Stage; June 27 at 17:00 on the Angel stage. Admission to all performances – free of charge.

Event organizers take into account the epidemiological safety rules developed by the government. It is possible to attend the performance at Ikšķile stage by presenting an identity document and a digital Covid-19 certificate, which confirms that the spectator has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or has contracted Covid-19 during the last six months. Performances at the Balvi City Stage and the Mengele Stage will also be possible by presenting a negative Covid-19 test performed during the last 48 hours or a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test performed during the last 6 hours. Admission to the events is free for children under 12 years of age.


Given the improvement in the epidemiological situation, on June 1, the government agreedthat large shopping centers and cultural institutions, including museums, will be able to reopen. There are also benefits for those who have contracted or been vaccinated against Covid-19, from 1 June can give and receive personalized services and from 15 June will be able to attend cultural events.

Cultural events – cinema and theater performances, concerts, exhibitions, museum-pedagogical and educational events from June 15 will also be open to people with a negative Covid-19 test, as well as children under 12 years of age without taking the test. Such measures will have to comply with certain security requirements.

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