News This year the kindness campaign “Let’s meet up over coffee” to start in Vilnius will include theatre performances to entertain seniors By donatas Posted on 2016 November 21 9 min read 0 544 It is on November 25 that the16th kindness campaign for the seniors “Let’s meet up over coffee” will start in Vilnius. The senior residents of Vilnius are invited by the Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius to have a treat of free coffee or tea in the cafés taking part in the campaign. The Lithuanian National Drama Theatre (LNDT) that joined the campaign partners this year will offer special price tickets to the senior citizens. Moreover, on the campaign opening occasion it will invite them to a free performance. The campaign “Let’s meet up over coffee” will be held every Sunday from November 27 to January 8. “As we approach the most beautiful Year celebrations we once again invite our city seniors to come together in cafés for cozy conversation over a nice cup of coffee. Coffee and theater are inseparable, thus this year the campaign is exceptional – it was joined not only by more than half a hundred of the capital city cafés, but also by the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, which during the campaign will apply special prices for seniors. I am glad that the kindness campaign continues to grow and attracts great initiatives in the friendly city, “- said the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius. “As many as 56 cafés, restaurants and hotels will be expecting the seniors every Sunday since November 27 to January 8. I am particularly pleased that a number of restaurants of our capital will offer the seniors coffee on the other days too, i.e. the restaurant “Burė No1” is open for the seniors for a free cup of delicious coffee or tea on Mondays, and the café “Pasitarimų baras” (Municipality building, ground floor) will serve the seniors coffee and tea on Fridays. This year the campaign network expanded even further. More catering establishments located in the residential areas joined the “Let’s meet up over coffee” campaign. So the seniors will be able to get a free treat in cozy café nearer to their homes.” Elderly residents of Vilnius, visiting cafés, restaurants, etc. that joined the campaign will be able to have coffee or tea having submitted their pensioner’s certificate. “We are pleased that the opening of the campaign “Let’s meet up over coffee” will take place at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. This season our theatre introduced a Large Family Card, which gives discounts for large families. Continuing initiatives of social responsibility we will not only offer special prices on tickets for elderly people this year, but will also invite the seniors to a free performance on the opening day of this important campaign”- said Martynas Budraitis, Director General of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, stressing the importance of participation in the campaign. The kindness campaign “Let’s meet up over coffee” is opening on November 25 at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. There at 13.00h the seniors are invited to a free performance “Intymūs pokalbiai” (Eng.”Intimate conversations”) (director Vytautas Rumšas). Starting from November 21 the senior persons will be presented two free invitations per person to the performance at the theatre ticket office (Gedimino Av., 4) under submission of their pensioner’s certificate. Starting from November 25 tickets to the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre at a special price will only be available at the theatre ticket office (Gedimino Av., 4). Tickets at special price will be sold not only to the seniors themselves but to their friends or relatives as well, but upon arrival to the performance or to the free opening performance “Intymūs pokalbiai” guests will be asked to submit a valid pensioner’s certificate. Cafés, restaurants, bars and bakeries where, upon submission of the pensioner’s certificate, seniors will be able to taste the coffee: “Marceliukės klėtis”, ,”Žuvinė”, “Time”, “The Old Green House”, “Agotos gryčia”, “Cozy”, “Charlie pizza”, “Mint Vinetu”, “Meat Lovers Pub”, “Botanique”, “Jurgis ir Drakonas”, “Bulvytės&Žuvytės”, ”12 istorijų”, “Amatininkų užeiga”, “Vaisinė”, “Soul & Pepper”, “RAW42”, “Gatvės Kepėjai”, “Huracan Coffee”, “Briusly”, ”Taste Map”, “Radharanė”, ”Prezo”, “Sushi City”, “Genacvale”, “Grey”, “Kinza”, “Dublis 1”, “Beigelistai”, “Ponių laimė”, “Fortas”, “La Cave”, “Kitchen”, “CanCan Pizza”, “Balzac”, “Green Park Hotel Vilnius”, “Rene”, “Mūsų kepyklėlė”, ”Comfort Hotel LT”, “Žemaitė”, “Karolina”, “Green Vilnius Hotel”, “Burė No1”, “Pasitarimų baras”. Lithuanian National Drama Theatre will invite to buy tickets at a special price of EUR 4 for the following performances: December 7 – „Divine Comedy” with Roland Kazlas, directed by E.Nekrosius; December 13 – “Letters to Nowhere” inspired by the correspondence of three poets; December 21 – “Oedipus Myth” by Gintaras Varnas based on three works of the ancient tragedy writers; December 28 – “Heroes’ Square” marked by triumph at the Golden Stage Cross awards and captivation of Avignon; December 29 – “Uncle Vanya” with Arūnas Sakalauskas; January 7 – “The Happy Prince”, a tale by Oscar Wilde to be watched together with grandchildren; and January 12 – historical drama by Alexander Pushkin “Boris Godunov”. The number of tickets for a special prices is limited.