One of the most controversially understood plays by William Shakespeare. The current Croatian staging, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica, a progressive director of the younger generation, is driven by a reflection on the current state of the world, characterized by a mixture of fear and lethargy, comfort and uncertainty, in which we are dazed by irresistible consumerism and numbed by the violence that the media is bombarding us on a daily basis. Slovenian and English surtitles. 27 May at 19.00.
A contemporary dramatic opera about a violinist travelling by train across Europe. In the course of her journey and stopovers at various railway stations, the story of her life unfolds; starting with a girl who wanted to become a top musician, while her father spent the money intended for her school fees, to an old woman who is still searching for her spot under the European sky, having spent her entire life as a busker. PREMIERE 26 May at 19.00. 27 and 28 May at 21.00.
The main subject of the play by Árpád Schilling and Éva Zabeezsinszkij is the role of women in society, which is inextricably linked to the role of men. What is a man to do with his testosterone once he no longer needs to hunt for food in the woods? And what is a woman to do when she is allowed to have the same professions as men, and take her own decision if she wants to have a baby or not? Slovenian and English surtitles. 28 May at 19.00.
The more we think about Mary’s tears, the less they seem to present a certain experience in a dark, damp cottage deep in the Slovenian countryside, and increasingly we follow a fragment of Everyman’s story. PREMIERE 25 May at 22.00. 27 and 28 May at 22.00.
Destined by fate to murder his father and marry his own mother, Oedipus is one of the best-known tragic heroes of Greek mythology, and at the same time the one who was immortalized by the naming of a complex that stands in the heart of Freudian, as well as popular psychoanalysis. In his final tragedy, Sophocles returned to the story of Oedipus in order to present the final stage of his life. 28 May at 19.00.
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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