Lugas “Lidojošo zivju blūzs” apraksts

Autors: Biruta Zujāne.

Apjoms: viencēliens 4 ainās. 12 lpp, A4.

Auditorija: lieliem un maziem.

Lomu skaits: 7 dzīvnieku lomas.

Tēma: ne vienmēr sapņu piepildījums dod prieku.

Sižets: Zirdziņi brīvdienās pie jūras spēlē futbolu. Mazais Zirdziņš satiek Čiekuriņu, kurš sapņo dzirdēt lidojošo zivju blūzu.

Dekorāciju, rekvizītu u.c. sarežģītības pakāpe: vidēja.

Darbības vieta: jūras krasts.

Stils/virziens: pasaka.

Luga uzrakstīta : 2007. gads. Gan šī luga, gan “Ardievu, viena vasara” un “99 balti zirgi” veido ciklu “Tikšanās. Škiršanās”.

Lugas saņemtie apbalvojumi/godalgas: veicināšanas prēmija Nacionālajā lugu konkursā 2008.gadā.

Lugas iestudējumi: Liepājas Valsts tehnikuma teātra studijā (režisore Aija Niedola), Grobiņas ģimnāzijas teātra studijā (2013.g.).

Kā iegūt lugas tekstu: CD formātā, LDĢ krājumā, žurnālā “Literatūra. Tēatris. Kino” 2017, septembra, oktobra numuros. Vai jautājot autorei –

Iestudēšanas noteikumi: saistības ar AKKA/LAA. Lūgums paziņot autoram, ja luga tiks iestudēta vai citādi izmantota.

Lugas tulkojumi citās valodās: luga tulkota krievu valodā, tulkojums : Ņina Avrova; franču valodā, tulkojums Gita Grīnberga, Jean-Jacques Ringuenoir; angļu valodā Ričards Leins.

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Lugas apraksts franciski: pièce “Blues des poissons volants”.

Auteur :   Biruta Zujāne,

Traduit par : Gita Grīnberga, Jean- Jacques Ringuenoir.

Ampleur : Un acte, 4 scènes, 15 pages A4.

Public : jeunes et adultes.

Rôles :   7.

Thème: la réalisation de nos rêves n’apporte pas toujours de bonheur .

Sujet : Les jeunes chevaux jouent le foot sur la plage pendant les vacances. Le Petit Cheval rencontrait Pomme de Pin, qui rêve d’étendre

Décor : plage.

Genre : conte, aventure.

Année d’écriture :   2007.

Prix : Lot de consolation, Concours nationale de pièce 2008.

Représentations :  théâtre amateur.

Droits :  Droits géré par AKKA/LAA. L’auteur demande d’être informer pour tour représentation à

Traductions : Anglais, russe.

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Lugas apraksts angliski : play “Flying Fish Blues”:

Young horses on vacation at the beach play football. One meets Pine Cone, who dreams of hearing the flying fish blues.

Author: Biruta Zujāne. E-mail-

English translations : Richard Lein.

Length: One act, four scenes, 16pages A4.

Audience: Adults and children

Number of roles: 7.

Theme: Fulfilling one’s dream does not always bring happiness.

Setting: beach.

Genre: fairy tale, adventure.

Play written: 2007.

Awards: Consolation prize, Latvian National Play Contest 2008.

Representations: staged by Liepaja State Tehnikum Theater Studio.

Notes for productions:  Rights managed by AKKA/LAA. The author requests you inform her of any performances at

Translations available: Russian (Ņina Avrova); French (Gita Grīnberga, Jean-Jacques Ringunoir).

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Lugas apraksts krieviski: Пьеса ” Блюз летучих рыб”. Пьеса для всех.

Автор: Бирута Зуяне, . Перевод на русский язык-Нина Аврова.

Обьем:   одноактная пьеса в 4 сценах, 18 стр. А4.

 Аудитория: пьеса для всех.

 Тема: не всегда исполнение желаний приносит радость.

Сюжет: лошадки на каникулах у моря играет  футбол. Жеребёнок встречает Шишок, который мечтают слушать блюз летучих рыб.

Место действие: берег моря.

Дествующие лица: 7.

Жанр: Сказка. Приключение.

Пьеса написана: 2007 год.

Нагрождение: поощрительная премия в Национальном конкурсе пьес в 2008 году.

Постановки : втеатральной студии Лиепайского Государственного техникума

Условие постановки:  авторские права через AKKA/LAA (Агентство по защите авторских прав  Латвии).Просьба сообщить автору, если будет осуществлена постановка пьесы.

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Plays of Egils Snore

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Play “Tariff”

Length:  two acts.

Genre: farce.

Cast size:  10 male and 7 female roles.

The action takes place: in a particular public transport.

About the play: the main characters are the King and Queen of Latvia (Latvia has never had a royal family), the Princess and Princes. Tariff is the somewhat exaggerated ‘bad guy’. The play consists of several scenes, from one stop to the next. Inspiration has been drawn from several of Moliere’s plays.

Play was written in: 1996.

Play “So Many Phones!”

A laconic sit-com with black humour elements and tree couples who at the end of play are reconciled to each other.

Genre:  A comedy  of “European developing countries”.

Cast size: 11: 8 male and 3 female characters.

About the play: characters of the play include “small people” who have suffered all the changes of life, racketeers, Mafiosi, a corrupt civil servant and his energetic mistress as well as the hostess of the house where the action is set and who has returned from across the ocean. The play’s laconic language and dynamic plot may help to make it into a musical.

Play was written in: 1995.

Performance history:  the play was staged as a musical in Riga New Theatre 29.01.1997.

Play “The faithfulness test or how faithful is your husband?”

Genre: A character and situation comedy.

Length: 13 scenes with one interval.

Cast size: 13 female and 10 male roles many of which could be played the same actors. The minimal number of actors required is 5 (3 female and 2 male).

Play was written in: 1996.

Synopsis: The 30 year old Elke is the country’s first lady detective specialising in straying husbands. Working for middle aged female clients she visits cafés, bars, restaurants etc to chat up their husbands and to see if they propose a more intimate relationship. It would not be a comedy were it not for the various misunderstandings and confusion that arise in her daily routine. A revolving stage is desirable.

At the beginning of the play she feels beautiful, self-conscious and self-confident although… Then she begins to be visited by strange clients. To preserve their anonymity she gives them reference numbers of various combinations of letters and numbers. There is Mrs XL who, imagining her husband together with Elke, becomes hysterical in the detective’s office. Mrs X1, who has already had her husband checked out and was found to be easily led astray, wants her husband tested again and this time, all the way. There is the well off lady (who’s reference number is taken from the Jaguar she owns) and her even more influential husband who has no wish to seduce Elke, but to analyse her. When not circulating in high society he has pretensions of being a Freudian writer. The lady who has conditioned her husband not to stray by using methods similar to Pavlov’s experiments with dogs. Her husband, it turns out, has not been conditioned and exposes Elke’s provocation.

The car fanatic husband who irritates Elke with his speeches and brings out an almost masochistic reaction in her. As a result of this painfully hilarious episode, when Elke meets another easily, perhaps too easily, seduced husband, she herself is reduced to hysteria. The wife of this over amorous husband does not believe Elke’s report and becomes aggressive towards Elke.

Elke meets other different characters. Lonely and confused, she converses with the young feminist office cleaner. When relaxing or in times of confusion she tapes the text of her forthcoming book. We learn of Elke’s fragile and somewhat mixed up inner world.

Is there not an everyday, simple test during the play? Yes, one, but even the outcome of this shakes Elke’s confidence in her beliefs. The last test in the play finds Elke having to put her fiancé to the test. This has a happy ending.

Play “In the Same Boat”

Lenght: 3 scenes.

Genre: drama.

Cast size: two female and one male part.

 Scene take place:  1st – during late 1970’s, Scene 2nd and 3rd – during early 1990’s.

Play was written in: 1996.

Synopsis:Scene 1. Husband and wife. A Latvian theatre star in her 50-ies welcomes her ten years younger husband in his dressing room after his first true but belated success in theatre. Seeing his wife in the dressing room is an unpleasant surprise for the husband who despite his success has decided to leave the stage and become a film director. And he has decided to divorce his wife who until then had supported him and advanced his career in the theatre. He is a strikingly handsome man, famous all over theSoviet Unionfor his legendary part as a Soviet spy. However in the relationship game the wife turns out to be much stronger than the on-screen spy. Using all the weaponry of psychological warfare, the wife finds out that the husband has met another woman with whom he could have a meaningful relationship; the wife declares that she would not give him a divorce. Still the husband insists. The wife goes on to threaten her husband and tells him how she organised refugee boats to cross the Baltic Sea from Kurland over to Sweden in 1944 during WWII, while secretly being a KGB agent. The boat trips ended up in the hands of the Red Army patrols close to the shore and for most of the refugees it meant a soon death. The legendary on-screen spy does not want to continue this conversation and leaves the dressing room. However his marriage lasts for many years.

Scene 2. Husband and lover. In the wake of the 1991, the husband has come to see his long-time lover whom he had been meeting for ten years in great secrecy. It seems that this is a moment when their feelings and mutual understanding have reached the peak. He does not tell it to her in so many words but he feels that he has finally regained his true independence only now together with the new Latvia state. However to have independence alone is not enough for him; and a creative personality who had been forced to live in lies or half-truths in his professional life for years needs spiritual cleansing or blessing. Like many others he has decided to receive it from a prophet who has found his way toLatvia. Fearing for him, his lover resists this idea. They start to argue and he leaves, offended that his lover does not regard him to be great enough to need this blessing.

Scene 3. Wife and lover. Later also husband as a vision. Soon after receiving the blessing of the false prophet the man the both women share is dead. The lover calla the wife in a fit of passion and arrives to her summer cottage. The older woman gets the psychological upper hand again and she finds out everything she has ever wanted to know, she even discovers that the lover had been to the morgue and she had noticed strange spots where the false prophet could have touched the man’s body. The younger woman is still in a fit of passion, she drinks whiskey the wife offers her, and after easing her heart the lover accepts the wife’s invitation to spend the night in the cottage where she had met her lover secretly several times. As soon as her head hits the pillow she falls asleep but the older woman cannot quench her anger and approaches her bed with an obvious intention to kill her.

A vision: a boat appears through fog. The man is sitting in the boat, dressed as a Red Army officer. He invites one of the women to join him in the boat. It turns out that he has chosen the older woman.

The morning starts with the younger woman’s call to the police, telling that she has found the older woman dead on the floor with a pillow in her hand.

Play “The Last Romantics”

Length: A play in five stages in time with one interval.

Synopsis: Three artistically inclined people (two men and one woman) abandon the city (Riga) for life in the country as teachers. Both men are friends and both are emotionally attracted to the woman. A unique love triangle develops over the school year where friendship and idealism have greater meaning than physical expression.

Play was written in: 1996.

Play “Latvian Party”

Cast size: There are six male and five female characters in that play. Music and movements would have been very important, of course.

The play has no dialogue, it’s action includes nine periods of time – from the end of thirties up to now. The idea doubtless has come from famous E. Scola’s movie “The Ball”. But in the case events take place not in dancing hall but in a large flat and also the history of Latvia differs from the history of France in great deal.

Play was written in: 1994.

Play “Don’t Go There, Heaven knows where…”

Length: 2 parts.

Audience: A play is for children and adults.

Theme: A child’s world and addiction. There are many ways of becoming dependent even before the use of drugs.

Cast size:  the play is performed by children grownups and images. There are four children’s roles (3 boys and one girl); the children, of course, may be played by suitable adults. There are six adult (the children’s parents) roles and thirteen images.

Synopsis: the main images are Dependence and Independant. Their struggle goes on throughout the play. Dependence is a wicked magician. She wants to subjugate both the children and the adults. But there are many forms of dependence! There is dependence on bourgeois standards, dependence on desires created by inner discomfort and finally, dependence on medicines, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, gambling.

Dependence has her assistants:- Barbie and Ken (superdolls), Slot Machine, Tube of Glue, Spray – Flask, and other images that emerge from Dependence’s box of wonders.

Independant is not a magician, but an image and therefore his age cannot be determined. Like Dependence, he never sleeps. His dress is old fashioned, tails and top hat, but otherwise he is just like other people. He is alone in his fight against Dependence. He has no assistants, unless you discount the fact that any child or adult can be his assistant.

The play also has musical interludes – songs. The set is sparse and requires minimal resources.

Play was written in: 1997.

Play “To Smoke Grass”

Genre: drama.

Cast size: 2: 1 male, 1 female.

Synopsis:  It is a story about love and misunderstanding of two people coming from different generations, based on the background of post soviet socially historical circumstances. He (age of 39) – the representative of about hippie generation, She – representative of “Snicker’s” generation, a student.  “Let’s smoke  grass” – it is not appeal to try drugs, it is a generation of 20 years olds desire for getting themselves into the other world full of spirituality.

In the original this play is meant for two actors He and She with some masses. The play in Latvia National Theatre is staged as only a two actors play. Small budget performance.


The play is not about drug addicts but about two people of different generations and their love.

He is a teacher (39) and she (23) is a student. The phrases “let’s smoke grass”, “can you get me grass” are uttered by her several times during the text of the play and it conveys a desire to enter a different spiritual world.

He represents the generation of former hippies and to a large extent he has retained the ideals of his young days, has “pickled” them (socialism with its stagnation to an extent has provided such a chance), and she wants to be there with him, in his youth. She desperately implores him to give her a photograph from his young days… Yet the picture cannot restore the times gone. It is hard to live in two worlds at a time – in the spiritual world and the material one. And today’s world is much more material.

It is easier for him. Having lived for many years in an inner opposition to the reality he has learned to live by the minimum. He Would almost be ready to live with only one thought that his lectures are wanted by somebody. Then unexpectedly comes love. It demands at least some comfort, protection, guarantees. He is unable to provide those in the given social reality…

She has an ebullient temperament. She loves him, seeking understanding and protection, she loves him aggressively. On the walls of the shabby dump where they meet she writes lines from Tina Turner’s song “You’re the best”. He says that he’s never know by heart such long poems with the exception of Nekrasov’s  “The Railway” (The image of railway, the train crops up in the play repeatedly). She asks him teasingly if she could call him “daddy”. She tells him about her pals and lovers. About the princes of her dreams… She wants to get there – in the world of his youth and at the same time she wants him here where she’d be happy to imagine herself in a TV commercial or as a model.

“O.K.” she says after current row. Perhaps you are right. But you screen off my light with your truth. (Explodes.) It’s hard for us! You don’t even realise how hard it is! We want to make our mark! We are young! But you’re young too. Yet it’s happened so that your generation has got stuck. And now we must fight against each other.

 “Are we fighting?”

 “Yes, in reality we are.”

They don’t stay together. Yet they part with love. They part wishing to start it all anew. They part wishing to enter another world and be with each other at the same time.

Play was written in: 1995.

Performance History: Latvian National Theatre – in 1996, Daugavpil’s Theatre in 2008.