In the 120 years since the play “Skroderdienas Silmači” was first staged and shown to the audience, it has become one of the traditions of Midsummer, as well as the most staged and performed play in the history of Latvian theater.
Director Jānis Mūrnieks gathered actors from various Latvian professional theaters and stage legends in the grand anniversary performance – Jānis Skanis, Aija Dzērve, Lauris Subatnieks, Liene Sebre, Dace Makovska, Uldis Siliņš, Ģirts Liuziniks, Elīna Bojarkina, Ance Mui Snikere, Zane Burnicka, Mārtiņš Gailis, Māris Skrodis, Kristians Karelins, Amēlija Klindžāne and Lāsma Kugrēna, whose performance was celebrated on the 70th anniversary. The choreography was created by Sanita Misika, the stage design and costumes – Linda Līva Oše, the vocal teacher – Ieva Sutugova, the pyrotechnics were taken care of by Kalvis Kalniņš, the producer – Juris Millers. The musical accompaniment of the performance was entrusted to the Kristaps Krievkalns Orchestra, which was joined by Valdis Zilveris. At the end of the performance, the Silmači Museum was given a green mug that once belonged to Elza Radziņa and was used in the performances while Elza Radziņa played Antonija.
After the performance, the rocking continued in the big concert of Latvian Radio 2 and Latvian TV “Līgojam Druviena!”, Which was attended by “Other Boys”, Olga Rajecka, Uģis Roze, Juris Vizbulis, Antra Stafecka, Ivo Grīsniņš Grīslis and Ralfs Eilands. The concert welcomed the most important composers in Latvia – Imants Kalniņš on the 80th anniversary last year, as well as the upcoming 70th anniversary of Zigmars Liepiņš. The concert also honored Mārtiņš Brauns, whose rock opera “Mauglis” was recognized as the most outstanding cultural event of 2021 last year. Rihards Zeļezņevs, Kārlis Tols and Juris Vizbulis performed a fragment from the rock opera “Mauglis” with the participants of TDA Dzintariņš, which will be shown in Jelgava, Roja and Liepāja already in July, but at the end of the evening the Latvian pop legend TDA “Ačkups” and Gulbene district choir led by Uldis Kokars. Among the spectators this evening were the former President Raimonds Vējonis and his wife, the Minister of Culture Nauris Puntulis and his wife, as well as the President Egīls Levits and his wife Andris, who .