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.


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 (Latvian to English): Ārands Ruģēns


Artist / Company biography

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.”

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Funded and supported by Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia