"Those who do not recall past mistakes are doomed to repeat them." (George Santayana)
"Rainy Earth" is a biographical improvisation based on the life stories of people who sit fast. The actors of the theater convey the "Open Circle" creative principle to interact with the life stories of people interwar and post-war events that touched each one personally.
The performance is not intended to reproduce precisely documentary biographies of people living in the period - actors are looking for ways to talk these people here and now. Theatrical language. For yourself about others. About the past while living today, but thinking about the future.
"Rainy land" is developing the realities of the interwar period of Lithuania, following the joys and tragedies of several families: childhood in the countryside, friendship proclamations, first love in dance, mourning for the storms of the Second World War, tragic fate in partisan battles and deportations. Although every one of us at the school's bench has read about the culture and everyday life of this period, the "Open Circle" makes it into the interwar period, and in the aftermath of it, to look completely different - not as a list of dates or facts, but as real life stories of real people; people whose feelings and dreams did not differ much from us. (Eimantė Liubertaitė / Teatrai.lt)
Director and author of the idea: Aidas Giniotis
Actors - Creators: Giedrius Kiela, Jurgis Marčėnas, Ieva Stundžytė, Justina Smieliauskaitė / Vesta Šumilovaitė, Jonas Šarkus, Justas Tertelis, Benita Vasauskaitė, Judita Urnikytė.
The author of the design: Aidas Giniotis
Scenographer and costume designer: Ramunė Skrebnaitė
Premiere 2011m. November 30d.
The performance sponsor of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
2013m "Dalius Tamulevičiūtė Professional Theater Festival" awarded "Best Performance of National Together"
2012m The performance "Rainy Earth" at the festival "Spring of the Lithuanian Spring" 12 "has been selected by the audience as the best performance on the small stage.
2012m The play was nominated for the Golden Stage Cross for the best national drama.