Performance, two acts
Premiere – 10th June, 2010
Many months until Midsummer? When tickets to this play appear, Midsummer is just around the corner.
For Latvians, watching “The Tailor comes to Silmači” is not just a theatrical performance, it is a part of the preparations for the greatest summer feast and the shortest night. For those who never leave the city, “The Tailor Comes to Silmači” and its Midsummer scenes at the National Theatre have become their Midsummer.
Like every year just before Midsummer, Dūdars comes to Silmači. He is followed by a family of Jews: peddler Abraham with his son Joske and seamstress Sarah. As always, they are met by three old and merry ladies Bebene, Tomuļmāte and Pindacīša, and the fun begins: they are attacked by bees, the bread oven blows up, the green pitcher is lost, and hearts are broken!