Luga “Aiz līdzcietības”

Mākslinieks Ralfs apprecējis sievu no turīgas ģimenes. Kad pie viņa ciemojas viņa māsa, ierodas arī Ralfa jaunības mīlestība Liza… Atklājas patiesais iemesls, kādēļ Ralfs savulaik apprecējies…

Autore: Anna Brigadere.

Apjoms: 26 grāmatas lpp.

Auditorija: pieaugušie.

Žanrs: drāma.

Lomu skaits: 2 vīriešu lomas, 4 sieviešu lomas.

Luga publicēta: 1896.g.

Luga iestudēta: 1897.g. Lugu iestudējis arī Virešu drāmas kolektīvs 2004.g.

Lugas teksts: pieejams šeit.

Piezīmes: A.Brigaderei autortiesību termiņš ir beidzies, Jums nevienam nav jāprasa atļauja, lai viņas lugas iestudētu.

Plays of Kārlis Anitens

Drama in two acts “Waiting For Survivor”

Author: Kārlis Anitens (Translated from original, titled “Norma”, (in Latvian) 2010, translator A.Uzulena ), For full information about rights and full text of play please contact:


What it should be: living or surviving? Writer Vit Reno has grown up an orphan, which is the reason this dilemma arises before his encounter with his suddenly found mother; seriously ill airline super star Norma is torn between the same alternatives not being able to forget the love of her life; seemingly confident Henry – saving his reputation, Wolbert – living his entire life in wife’s shadow, Lydia – haunted by a single irreparable mistake of the past. It is only for Cora that the answer to every problem lies in money.

These characters find themselves in airport, on their way to Paris where a decades-long conflict awaits solving. Its chief subject is Norma and Henry’s “illegitimate” child, Vit, who, protected by others’ oblivion regarding his familial identity, gets into the center of heated existential wonderings. The question of Living versus surviving is put to dramatic test with people in the play getting personal. Three characters board the ill-fated airplane heading to catastrophe soon after the take-off. One of them will survive. The question, of course, is – who? Waiting to find it out, those left on the land ask themselves whether this turn of events will let them live or just to survive in the world that has turned honesty to oneself and to the others into a There-was-once-upon-a-time myth. When the catastrophe survivor arrives, the question has to remain unanswered for his miracle escape from death is but a chance to avoid confronting the truthfulness issue once again.

Who of the play’s characters to sympathize with, the author leaves for the reader or the viewer to decide as there are no good and bad ones in this tale; just the living human being with his longing for life’s fulfillment and his sometimes relentless reality…

One act tragicomedy “POWER MAKES PERFECT”

Author: Kārlis Anitens (  For full information about rights and full text of play please contact:

Length: one act, 16 pages

Cast size:   2 male and 1 female roles

Summary : The events of the play encompass the time as far back as the period it took for the USSR to crumble and touch upon the present focusing the spotlight on a small funeral service, which grounds its success in some water-tight cooperation with the top echelons of power. Disturber of the operation’s peace Mister X’s expensive offer not to be refused is to neutralize its locomotive in the Government. The funereal business professionals are unfazed by the tricky situation and masquerading as innocent old-timers they manage to prevent an attack on their Minister as well as counteract to Mystery man who turns out to be an ambitious investigator with his eye on hitting a high-ranking post in the public sector. But there is still space for drama on the way to finale: the old couple are not without far-reaching plans themselves and, taking the lead from Mister X, they get rid of their man in Government to have a taste of governing themselves.

Drama “Kristine Lavransdatter”

Length: 2 acts


© 2008 Kārlis Anitens

© 1961 Zvaigzne

© 1922 Aschehoug Agency

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Norway, the 13th century. At the age of fifteen the happy early youthful years of Kristine are shocked by the death of her childhood friend Arne, and the mother of the boy blames Kristine for it. To find peace of heart, Kristine travels to a nunnery in Oslo supported by her parents Lavrans and Ragnfrid, betrothed Simon, godmother Ashild and priest Friar Edvin who is close to her soul. However an accident in the city brings Kristine together with knight Erlend who has a disgraced reputation in the eyes of public. Their affair grows into an unstoppable and contradictory passion that erases Kristine’s spiritual values leading the main character to a deep inner conflict regarding her attitude towards life. When desire between Kristine and Erlend becomes evident, the previously strong relationship between the father and the daughter is irreversibly shattered with Lavrans taking the side of her lawfully betrothed Simon. This watershed leads to a true insight and actual disruption of the interrelationship between Lavrans and Ragnfrid.

In order to escape disapproval from people and family, Erlend and Kristine decide to flee to Sweden, involving also her godmother Ashild in this plan. However, the secret trip is interrupted by Eline, the previous concubine of Erlend’s and the mother of his two children. A quarrel arises, Eline kills herself, but manages to carve an irremediable wound between Kristine and Erlend. In order to hide what has happened godmother Ashild decides to sacrifice her life for Kristine and Erlend which alienates Erlend and Kristine even more.

A year later when Kristine is already pregnant, her spiritual teacher Friar Edvin dies in her hands. Affected by the tragedy, Lavrans stops opposing the relationship between Kristine and Erlend allowing them to become lawful husband and wife. Wedding takes place, however there is no emotional connection between Kristine and Erlend anymore, and it isn’t revived by the birth of their child. As the only way out for her life in the future Kristine sees the rejuvenated connection with God. Although it seems that she has succeeded, the wounds of the soul do not heal, and Kristine’s life further on turns into an endless ball of inner anger, and there is no beginning or end to it. As the black thread in this ball of yarn is her husband Erlend’s successful career and his reconciled relationship with Lavrans which annoys Kristine. Only when Lavrans dies there is a possible ray of light in Kristine’s life.

Luga “Ļaunais gars”

Autors: Rūdolfs Blaumanis

Žanrs: tautas luga, ģimenes komēdija.

Apjoms: 54 lpp.

Auditorija: pieaugušie.

Lomu skaits: 14 + (vismaz 10 vīriešu lomas, 4 sieviešu).

Tēma: naudas nestais ļaunums jeb – problēmas ģimenes locekļu savstarpējās attiecībās, ko rada krasa finansiālās situācijas uzlabošanās.

Norises vieta: Cīruļu mājas.

Norises laiks: beigas.

Sižets: Cīruļu saime saņem ziņu, ka loterijā vinnējuši lielu naudas summu. Saimniece šīs ziņas ietekmē krasi maina savu attieksmi un plānus – vairs neļauj brālim precēties  ar viņa iecerēto – vienkāršu kalponi, gandrīz padzen no mājām vīramāti. Taču saimnieks ierodas ar ziņu, ka vinnēts tomēr nekas nav:  laikrakstā bijusi drukas kļūda…

Luga uzrakstīta: 1891.g.

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Play “All Chickens At Heart”

Comi-tragedy of a Single Splendid Act, divided intotwenty equally splendid scenes. For adults.  Dedicated to all true peace lovers. Includes 10 or more parts, using bird and feline masks, (adaptable 4 males, 6 females or more).

This is the only play by Art, written first in plain English. Later it was rewritten in Latvian. All the other of Arts plays, the ones are available in English, were written first in Latvian. There is some question of – what it is – a translation? When you are equipt to deal with one or other language, you just switch your thinking from one system to the other.

This play is part of Arts’ THE EARTHLY ADVENTURES OF A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD, a two volume set of 16 plays. Sometimes in 1988 the Communist Party of then Soviet Union declared a new party platform. This was a direct Arts’answer to peace platform soviets declared. The play was read at Playwriting Seminar, Lakewood Little Theater, 1990.

Next to Firely Forest there is this old eucalyptus tree with an old tree house, where lady owl Sebastyna lives. One beautiful morning a group of birds appear, led by some feline characters and create a public protest march for peace. There‘re birds – the outspoken Rooster by name Timroy Royster, then a spinstehen Pat McHeyn, Galyna as her servant, quarellsome duck Ducco Chris, a true lady blue jay Jo Jay and the highly suspicious grouse Wyddor. Beast species represented by Herr Willee Wolfe, an officer of ASS, a feline cat Fee Dora Lynxy and another smart cat of Franceena Foxx.

As the demonstation starts, the cats introduce a monster of a Chicken-Bracker and they make Timroy Royster to prove his great dedication to peace. The end result is Ohio Fried Chicken, as Timroy crows for peace. This is a spoof of all demonstatation for peace, usually organized by commies world wide.

The play was written on October the 3rd, 1990,   in Lakewood, Ohio, in commemoration of that Great Immoral October Revolution of 1917 and its contribution to the issue of the peace.

Author: Arturs Rubenis.

Genre: comitragedy.

Pages: 40.

Cast size: 10 (4 men, 6 women).

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Luga “Purvā”

Lugu pēc tās uzrakstīšanas aizliedza cenzūra, arī tāpēc, ka tā pauda idejas par sieviešu emancipāciju.  Luga tika publicēta 1903.g. ar cenzūras svītrojumiem, bet 1937.g. tās sākotnējā versija.

Autors: Jukums Palevičs.

Žanrs: drāma.

Apjoms: 60 grāmatas lpp.

Auditorija: pieaugušie.

Lomu skaits: 8 vīriešu lomas, 6 sieviešu lomas.

Norises laiks un vieta: 1.cēlienā- istaba laukos, 2.cēlienā – istaba dzīvoklī, 3.cēlienā – viestistaba citā dzīvoklī, 4.cēlienā – bērnu istaba.

Sižets:  Tonija laimīgi apprecas ar iemīļoto Artaviņu, kurš strādā par advokātu.  Taču pēc četriem gadiem ģimenē rodas neskaņas… Vai konflikts būs tik dziļš, ka viņa pametīs pat bērnu, lai aizbēgtu no vīra?

Luga uzrakstīta: 1896.g.

Luga iestudēta: 1905.g. krievu valodā Jaunajā latviešu teātrī, pēc tam Apollo teātrī, 1906.g. Rīgas Latviešu teātrī, 1908.g. Jaunajā Rīgas teātrī.

Lugas teksts: pieejams (bez cenzūras svītrojumiem) šeit , par simbolisku samaksu.

Luga “Mucenieks un muceniece”

Autors: Ādolfs Alunāns

Žanrs: komiska operete.

Apjoms: 28 lpp.

Auditorija: pieaugušie.

Norises vieta: mucenieku amata vieta.

Norises laiks: lugas sarakstīšanas laiks.

Lomu skaits: > 7 (viena no tām sieviete, pārējie vīrieši).

Sižets: mīlas trīsstūris: muceniece Grietiņa mīl mucenieku Jāni un nezina, ka viņš arī viņu mīl. Grietiņu vēlas precēt Dundurnieks…

Luga uzrakstīta: 1872.g.

Luga iestudēta:  Rīgas Latviešu teātrī (1912.g.),Dailes teātrī (1932.g.), Liepājas (Jaunajā) teātrī (1934.g.),  Ā.Alunāna Jelgavas teātrī (pēc 2000.g.), Andrupenes amatierteātrī (2015.g.), Cēsu teātrī (2018.g.) u.c.

Lugas teksts: šeit.

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Luga “Kas tie tādi, kas dziedāja”

Autors: Ādolfs Alunāns

Apjoms: 86 lpp (grāmatā).

Žanrs: skatu luga.

Auditorija: pieaugušie.

Lomu skaits: 11 (8 vīrieši, 3 sievietes)+ masu skati.

Norises vietas: lauku mājas pagalms, mežs, zemnieku istaba.

Norises laiks: ap 1848.g.

Luga uzrakstīta: 1888.g.

Lugas pirmizrāde: Rīgas Latviešu teātrī  1893.g., 1909.g., 1915. g. , Jaunajā latviešu teātrī  1903. g., Apollo teātrī 1906. g., Liepājas Tautas teātrī  1908. g., Ausekļa teātrī sāk., Nacionālajā teātrī 1922.g. un 1931.g. , Valmieras Drāmas teātrī 1923.g. u.c.

Lugas teksts: šeit 

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Luga “Vaidelote”

Autore: Aspazija

Žanrs: romantiska drāma.

Apjoms: 5 cēlieni, 100 grāmatas lpp.

Lomu skaits: 16 (9 sieviešu, 7 vīriešu) , kā arī daudz epizodisku lomu.

Sižets: Lietuvas karaļa meitu Mirdzu paredzēts izprecināt, taču līgavaini iemīlējusi svētnīcas priekčniece Asja, kas vēlas panākt, lai Mirdzu iesvētī par vaideloti. Tas liegtu viņai jebkādas laulībveida attiecības…

Norises laiks:

Norises vietas: svētnīca, dārzi, pils.

Tēmas: mīlestība, egoisms, nesavtīgums, pienākums, bailes, drosme utt.

Luga iestudēta: 1894.g.

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Luga “Trīnes grēki”

Ne mazāk populāra komēdija kā “Skroderdienas Silmačos”, taču, ja Skroderdienās darbību ik pa brīdim stādina dziesmas, šī ir vairāk komisku situāciju piesātināta.  Intrigas, pārpratumi, pārģērbšanās, indēšanās, kā arī slēpšanās skapī…  Un kurš ar kuru tad beigu beigās apprecēsies?  Tāpat kā Skroderdienās, arī “Trīnes grēkos” sastopam saimniekus un kalpus, laimīgu un nelaimīgu mīlestību, un, protams, slepenu pīpēšanu!

Autors: Rūdolfs Blaumanis

Žanrs un apjoms: joki četros cēlienos (57  lpp).

Auditorija: pieaugušie.

Lomu skaits: 17 ( 6 sieviešu, 11 vīriešu).

Norises laiks: beigas.

Norises vieta: pirmais, otrais un ceturtais cēliens notiek Maz-Bērzos, trešais — Liel-Bērzos.

Sižets:  Mazbērzu saimnieka dēls Juris vēlas precēt kaimiņu Emīliju, taču vecāki ir pret to. Kalpone Trīne cenšas Emīliju apmelot, lai izjauktu šīs laulības, jo vaino Juri  savās neizdevušajās laulībās ar kalpu Brenci.  Tagad Brenča iecerētā ir kalpone Made. Vecāki tikmēr ieplāno Juri izprecināt turīgajai Rembēnietei, kas gan nav vairs nekāda jaunā.  Protestējot pret to, Juris sāk par savu līgavu saukt kalponi Madi. Jura māte, protams, arī ar to nav apmierināta, turklāt darbībā iesaistās arī pati Rembēniete…

Luga uzrakstīta: 1891.g.

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