One part performance of Eimuntas Nekrosius has been based on the writing from the Old Testament, the Book of Job. It is one of the most complex texts in the Holy Bible, yet not the first to be staged by director Eimuntas Nekrosius. In 2004 he staged another book from the Old Testament, Song of Songs.

Nekrosius about his new production: “It will probably be one of the most complex of my works. An intelligent, interpretative process. I could have chosen a classical text, everything would have been easier, I could have lived in peace. But something made me pick this piece”.

“The Book of Job” tells the story of a man called Job who loses everything – his wealth, children, health – but refuses to give up his faith in God. “No one is insured against misfortunes of life. So far, I only know that the stage will be permeated with an atmosphere of pain”, the director gives a glimpse to his next production. Minimalistic set design, precisely detailed costumes, subtle musical accents, bold yet subtle performance of actors, attention to the tiniest detail of stage action joined the words of the Job’s Book to a powerful and astounding sight.


The Book of Job
Text based on the Old Testament, the Book of Job
Directed by: Eimuntas Nekrosius
Stage designer: Marius Nekrosius
Original music by: Leon Somov
Costumes: Nadezda Gultiajeva
Light design: Audrius Jankauskas
Director’s assistant: Tauras Cizas
Sound designer: Arvydas Duksta
Prop man: Genadij Virkovskij
Cast: Remigijus Vilkaitis, Vygandas Vadeisa, Salvijus Trepulis, Vaidas Vilius, Marija Petraviciute, Simonas Dovidauskas, Adele Teresiute-Aukstikalne