What distinguishes comedy is a clever twist according to which the village judge is to detect and condemn the person who committed the act, while the viewer from the very beginning understands that the perpetrator is the judge himself. And given that the character at stake is a »devil’s advocate«, it is the word play that helps judge Adam elude the truth, along with his relentless attempts to evade it despite the ruthless facts, that represents the main attraction of the play. 18, 19 April at 19.30 and 20 April at 18.00.
Namely, Dirac believed that the fundamental theories of physics possess a mathematical beauty, and if they are not beautiful, they must be definitely incorrect. This string of events was an inspiration for a theatre production called Dirac’s Chord, and serves as its material, as a palimpsest evoking – manifesting – a concrete historic fact – and at the same time immortalizing it, as in generalizing it to the level of the archetypal. 18 April at 18.00 and 19 April at 22.00.
The novel Angel of Oblivion with an intimate poetical language tells the story about the meaning of the Partisan movement in Carinthia in Austria. The author’s memory takes us on a journey through the landscapes and time. For their roles of She and Father in Angel of Oblivion Barbara Cerar and Janez Škof were awarded Borštnik Award in 2014. 20 April at 18.00 and 26 April at 20.00.
The comedy managed to inaugurate Slovenian playwriting from its very start as an autonomous, linguistically sovereign, shrewdly clever and witty genre, characterized by, in addition to its literary merits, the qualities that are stage specific: compelling characters, energetic dialogue, dramatic plot and numerous situations involving the use of space. 23 April at 19.30 and 25 and 26 April at 18.00.
The life of a great actress is, seen from the outside at least, wonderful: stage lights, receptions, champagne; fans, letters of admiration and flowers that would occasionally fill up an entire florist shop. And then, one beautiful day, the actress is ambushed by a sheer horror, on the stairs or at the door of her dressing room: a dismissal. Just like that, unexpectedly. Where the hell did it come from, out of the blue? 23 April 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.
Our top level foyer, a venue above the Drama Café, is dedicated to the memory of Jernej Šugman, one of our most eminent actors. The Šugman Salon welcomes you to enjoy screenings of archive footage of our past productions, talks, lectures and convivial get-togethers.
The café is a place for socializing and reading newspapers, literary and musical events, artistic exchanges, random encounters, and carefully planned dates.
The idea of the Drama Festival is to present the achievements of the theatres we cooperate with.
The Drama Lab is a new platform for testing new theatre guidelines and approaches.
Young Drama is a programme aimed at youth.
Acoustics covers a variety of musical genres, from contemporary classical music to top quality popular music. The programme with good will and the openness of all the participants, highlights the artistic and aesthetic sovereignty and excellence of Slovenian musical creativity.
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