The first production of the adaptation of the novel Yugoslavia, My Country compares two images of the Balkans; one is embedded in a child’s memory, and the other is told from a mature, adult point of view. 27 February at 19.30.
The play was inspired by the life story of Andrej Smolnikar, a Slovene utopian socialist. Set in the first half of the 19th century, it addresses socio-critical as well as existentialist motifs personified by dissident Arnož, the main character, strongly driven by ethical and revolutionary zeal. But who is the Arnož of our time? 28 February at 19.30.
Pomona is a mythically surreal vision of society, written in the genre of thriller by author who ranks as one of the most exciting new British playwrights. Ollie, a young girl, who embarks on a search for her missing twin sister, gets caught in a sequence of events that pull her into a secret, concrete heart of the city, called Pomona. In the underground space of a contemporary city all paths come to a dead end, and give rise to various new ones. 28 February at 20.00.
The winner of the Maribor Theatre Festival Grand Prix for the Best Production 2013 featuring Janez Škof and Aljaž Jovanović in leading roles. 1 March at 20.00.
26 March at 20.00.
The Main Stage in the more than hundred year-old Austro-Hungarian building has served exclusively for the staging of performances in the Slovenian language since 1919. At present, following numerous renovations, the auditorium which consists of the stalls, the circle, boxes, and the balcony can seat 436 visitors.
The Small Stage, after the renovation in 2013, still ensures safe and pleasant working conditions and an improved atmosphere for visitors. The attractive interior consists of 100 seats, a larger foyer, a new entrance, a new elevator enabling access for disabled people in wheelchairs, a new staircase, etc.
A three-pronged building, built in the Art Nouveau style of the Vienna Workshops, is located in the immediate neighbourhood of the Drama. Upon being built, it was considered to be one of the most modern buildings in Ljubljana; today the mysterious atmosphere of the theatre workshops reigns in the former warehouse for scenery prompts, inspiring exploration and the development of artistic ideas and concepts.
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