Coming soon: world premiere of the stage adaptation of the novel The Fig Tree by Goran Vojnović, directed by Luka Martin Škof

The Fig Tree, the third in a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning novels by Goran Vojnović, deals with a wide range of topics that offer a comprehensive insight into the historical and social life circumstances of several generations of families living in the culturally and politically volatile Balkans. The author of the dramatization is Simona Hamer. It was adapted for the stage by the director Luka Martin Škof and the cast including Benjamin Krnetić, Tina Vrbnjak, Pia Zemljič, Uroš Fürst, Janez Škof, Maja Sever, Boris Mihalj, Saša Mihelčič, Petra Govc, Vojko Zidar, Valter Dragan and Zvezdana Mlakar. The dramaturg of the production is Darja Dominkuš, the set and video projection designer is Miha Knific, the costume designer is Urška Recer, the composer, selector of music, arranger and vocal coach is Ivan Mijačević, lighting designer is Metod Novak, language consultant is Tatjana Stanič, speech consultant for Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian is Benjamin Krnetić. The cast of the video includes Saša Tabaković, Sabina Kogovšek, Eva Jesenovec, Vid Kozelj and Veronika Drolc.

The leitmotif and trigger of the story in the novel The Fig Tree is loss. Following his grandfather’s death and the suspicion of suicide, Jadran Dizdar feels the need for a thorough exploration of his family history to make sense and re-evaluate his memories and his benign present. By rethinking and filling in the gaps in the family memorial bank, Jadran tries to understand the (voluntary) departures of people he loves. Due to the feeling of alienation, placed in his cradle, so to speak, he tries to formulate his identity by words as well.

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