Chak. Riga. A Woman

A creative revelation

Opening – 03.08.2021. (Retro Hall)

Duration – 1 h 30 min


In Russian.


Admittance one hour before the performance.
The patrons will be able to enjoy live music.

Next Performances:

Creative team:

Sergey Golomazov

Costumes Designer
Valentina Zachinyayeva

Light Designer
Maxim Ustimov

Literary Composition
Yelena Sigova

Stage Manager
Ludmila Vītiņa

Music before the performance is performed by Anna Maria Ivana (accordion).

The project is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Alexander Chak, one of the most prominent Latvian poets, who is famous not only in Latvia, but also abroad: his poems have been translated into 28 languages.

Riga would never get a more devoted bard, who would be infinitely charmed not only by the beauty and elegance of the Latvian capital, but also by cracks in the house walls, by candy wrappers on a sidewalk, by the smell of asphalt, by midnight swearing outside the window and by other, presumably, not so attractive features and moments in the life of a city.

The production "Chak. Riga. A Woman" is intended as a creative revelation. Taking into account Chak's love for Riga, in summer of 2021 the Theater chose the courtyard of the restaurant "Kaļķu vārti" (20 Jauniela Street) as the venue in order to complement the acquaintance with the works of Chak's with an immersion in a bohemian atmosphere.

What was Alexander Chak like – not in the world of his poems, but in reality? Whom did he love – and did he love them? Was it true that he enjoyed cooking? Based on the poet's letters and works, some facts and guesses, the Theater offers its own version of answers to these and other questions about one of the most silent and paradoxical representatives of the Riga bohemia of the 1930s.

The project was implemented with the support of the Riga City Council.

16 Kaļķu Street
Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
Phone: +371 67 22 46 60

11:00 - 19:00

Phone: +371 67 22 53 95

Phine: +371 25 44 79 73

Ticket reservation, group tickets,
information on the cancelled and postponed performances:
Phone: +371 20 37 25 13; +371 67 22 53 95


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