Lungs, a play about an agonizingly honest contemporary loving relationship, to be staged on the Small Stage

The award-winning Lungs is the first play by the British playwright Duncan Macmillan to be staged in Slovenia. It provides a thought-provoking insight into a brutally honest relationship of two thirty-year-olds who live in constant uncertainty. The young couple, examining persistently their values ​​and the realization of their personal ambitions, is played by Nina Ivanišin and Vito Weis. Directed by Žiga Divjak, the play was translated by Tina Mahkota. Other members of the creative team include Eva Kraševec (dramaturg), Igor Vasiljev (set designer), Tina Pavlović (costume designer), Tatjana Stanič (language consultant), Blaž Gracar (composer) and Žiga Divjak, Vlado Glavan and Igor Vasiljev (lighting designers). Following the opening on Friday, 29 March at 20.00, the play will be presented on 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 15 April at 20.00. The performance on 15 April will be followed by a post-show talk on the Small Stage.

Duncan Macmillan is considered one of the most exciting representatives of contemporary British drama.  He is also a director and a theatre, film and television performer. His plays, based on a hands-on research approach, explore contemporary socio-political-economic topics of education, starting a family, personality disorders, environmental problems, etc. In Lungs, Macmillan highlights the intimate issue of starting a family, while questioning many key social and environmental issues. According to the dramaturg Eva Kraševec in her contribution for the theatre programme, »the protagonists of the play seek to find balance between one’s expectations of partnership and social responsibility, between never-ending planning that is imposed on individuals by modern living, and spontaneity, and above all, between freedom and entrapment.«

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