Director Aleksis Mierlauks' (1866–1943) Production of Rainis' "Fire and Night" at the New Riga Theatre, 1911

Thanks to his contemporary approach, director Aleksis Mierlauks marked a new beginning in the history of performing arts in Latvia with his production of Rainis’ (1865–1929) “The Fire and the Night” (Uguns un nakts) at the New Riga Theatre in 1911.