Homo Novus


The Sleeper Awakes

06.09., 07.09., 08.09. 18:00, 21:00 | €20 / €15

“There will be thunder and voices and lightning and earthquakes. There will be hail and bloody fire. There will be oohs and aahs and ohs. There will be endless traffic jams and floods of dust and acrid smoke burning your eyes. And finally the dead will rise from their graves.” (from the libretto of “The Sleeper Awakes”)

Five immortal, brainless zombiefriends inhabit a small seaside village in an utopian post-apocalyptic world. They do not grow or change. They have no home and no meaning. Apparently, something has gone wrong.

“The Sleeper Awakes” is a melancholic horror story about unbreakable bonds of friendship, multiple awakenings of Snow White, Bonnie Tyler’s poignant superhit, a broken wind turbine, a giant mirror and an even bigger black hole.


About artists

KVADRIFRONS is an independent, non-governmental, nonprofit theater troupe founded in September of 2017, by a small group of like-minded artists: Reinis Boters, Klāvs Mellis, Āris Matesovičs, Ance Strazda and Evarts Melnalksnis. Over time the troupe has undergone some changes and expanded, now consisting of 11 base members and a lot of friends. In the last five years KVADRIFRONS has created art for a wide audience spectrum – starting from youngest viewers to elders.

KVADRIFRONS describes themselves: “We try to be contemporary, dramatic and interdisciplinary in our approach and we aim to create an artistic space where various people from different backgrounds can connect and feel a sense of belonging. The artistic program consists of events that combine elements of theater, music, the visual arts and film. KVADRIFRONS aims to talk about the relations that govern society, to critically evaluate how they came about, while simultaneously reacting to current events and creating a vision for the future. Of course, all of this is done with a healthy dose of humor, irony and contradiction.”


Director, dramaturgist and scenographer: Klāvs Mellis
Movement director: Rūdolfs Gediņš
Performers: Jānis Kronis, Āris Matesovičs, Paula Pļavniece, Ance Strazda
Costume designer: Inese Tone
Make-up artist: Aija Beata Rjabovska
Sound designer: Kārlis Tone
Light designer: Nikola Suhareva
Producer: Anna Ulberte
Technical producer: Reinis Boters
Translator of the libretto: Ārands Ruģēns
Supported by: Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia
In cooperation with: Rīgas cirks, Copy Pro, Mellis Grupa, Viirus, Ogilvy PR
Special thanks to: Zane Žilinska, Andris Kaļiņins, Klāvs’ parents, Edgars Košins

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€20 / €15


Without spoken text, libretto in Latvian and English

Run time

50 min



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