During two years, the actors of New Riga Theatre collected stories about Latvian countryside. This performance is a result of their study. The actors have come to a conclusion that the true Latvian identity cannot be found in the city, but in the country. Only in the countryside it is obvious that Latvians are different from others. In the cities these differences disappear.

 Another conclusion is that the authentic countryside is characterized by the rural and the agricultural way of life, which, in Latvia, definitely includes having a livestock.

 The final conclusion – when the last Latvian grandmother will hand over her last cow, the authentic Latvia will be a subject to the past. Therefore, the performance is also about the cows.


Press Award at the KONTAKT Festival, Torun, Poland, in 2012
Best Production of a Latvian Play in 2009/2010