World premiere of In the Name of the Mother, a new play by Ivo Svetina, directed by Ivica Buljan, with Capital 2018 exhibition by IRWIN Collective (8 December)

We continue the season called Intimacy by presenting a world premiere of In the Name of the Mother by Ivo Svetina, commissioned by the SNT Drama Ljubljana. The Main Stage production, directed by Ivica Buljan, is also an exhibition of new paintings by IRWIN Collective entitled Capital 2018.

The play, mapping a 20th century journey of the family S., tells a story of a family from a village at the foot of Stol. Prešeren’s mother Mina was a descendent of the family too. It is a story of a family that refused to be a passive observer of history, but tried to become its co-creator. The cast of In the Name of the Mother includes Barbara Cerar, Maša Derganc, Nina Valič, Pia Zemljič, Sabina Kogovšek, Saša Pavlin Stošić, Veronika Drolc, Aljaž Jovanović, Janez Škof, Klemen Janežič, Marko Mandić, Nik Škrlec, Saša Tabaković, and AGRFT stage acting students: Julija Klavžar, Lana Bučevec, Lara Fortuna, Nika Vidic, Andraž Harauer, Gal Oblak, Luka Bokšan, Martin Mlakar and Žan Brelih Hatunić. The production team includes Robert Waltl (artistic advisor), Mojca Kranjc (dramaturg), Ana Savić Gecan (costume designer), Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar (composer), sonda57 and Toni Soprano Meneglejte (lighting and video designers), Arko (language consultant), Luka Marcen (assistant director), Sara Smrajc Žnidarčič (assistant costume designer). Previewing on Friday, 7 December at 19.30, the play will open on Saturday, 8 December at 20.00. Other dates in December are 10, 11, 27 and 28 at 19.30.

Cordially invited to a pre-show presentation on the Main Stage on Thursday, 6 December at 9.30.

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