TE15 Lithuanian Honey Cake

Tautvyda Marcinkevičiūtė

MARY POPPINS In your best holiday suit,

because gentlemen honor theater just like Sunday church: no chewing gum, candy, robots or any other toys you might take to the performance: with wide eyes and a low whisper in the darkness, you ask a question: how so magically, so wonderfully memorize them as your own friends, on losing whom you would be upset without this miracle; when the stage grew dark we awakened into a synchronic life — in London —, only remembering afterward that in England they were speaking Lithuanian — let the actors plunge into the sea of applause, maneuver through the narrow channel of reality, swim easily around all the rocks behind the theater door — to applause and applause! Translated by H. L. Hix and the author they perform today: Ruta, Doloresa, Jurate, Inesa, Valentinas, Robertas, Antanas, and the others I don’t recognize behind their make-up and masks —


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