The performance is based on a short story by Tatiana Tolstaya.
The writings of T. Tolstaya are characterised by admirable knowledge of human nature that is accompanied by sophisticated comments and precise observations of the contemporary society. Sonja is ironically sympathetic, grotesque and sad story.
„There was a person and there isn’t a person any more. Only the name has remained – Sonja...” T. Tolstaya
Sonja is an impressionistic miniature about a lonely woman, whose fate has played a mean trick on her, which at the same time has become the biggest happiness of her life.
Sonja is a little dense, a little ugly, a little lonely. But she does have some talents: she is an excellent cook and seamstress, and is great at getting on people’s nerves. Then one day she receives a love letter, passionate and serious, and Sonja’s heart is aflame. Little does she realize that the letter was written by the evil friend Ada. The letter changes Sonja’s life for ever.
Director – Alvis Hermanis
Stage designer – Kristīne Jurjāne
Actors - Gundars Āboliņš, Jevgēnijs Isajevs
Performed in Russian with subtitles in Latvian.