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Invitation to the presentation of Jesih's The Bitter Fruits of Justice directed by Jan Krmelj (25 January at 14.00)

We continue the jubilee season, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dramatic Society in Ljubljana, by presenting Milan Jesih's play The Bitter Fruits of Justice, stage adapted by director Jan Krmelj and dramaturg Katja Markič. The cast includes Eva Jesenovec, Mia Skrbinac and Saša Pavlin Stošić. The play opens on Saturday, 27 January at 20.00 on the Small Stage. Cordially invited to a press conference on Thursday, 25 January at 14.00 at the Drama Café to hear the creators of the upcoming production.

The world premiere of The Visoko Chronicle after the novel by Ivan Tavčar, directed by Jernej Lorenci opens on the Main Stage on 20 January

On Saturday, 20 January at 20.00, The Visoko Chronicle by Ivan Tavčar, one of the key works of Slovenian literature, will open on the Main Stage. The production is directed by Jernej Lorenci, one of the leading and internationally acclaimed Slovenian theatre makers, a recipient of the prestigious new theatre reality award, Premio Europa, presented by the European Commission. The novel was stage adapted by the creators of the production  ̶  the cast featuring Tamara Avguštin, Nina Ivanišin, Klemen Janežič, Aljaž Jovanović and Janez Škof, and Matic Starina (dramaturg),  Branko Hojnik (set designer), Belinda Radulović (costume designer), Branko Rožman (composer),  Pascal Mérat (lighting designer), Gregor Luštek (choreographer), Tatjana Stanič (language consultant), Mirjana Medojević and August Braatz (assistant directors).

Invitation to the presentation of The Visoko Chronicle after the novel by Ivan Tavčar directed by Jernej Lorenci (18 January at 14.00)

In the new year 2018, we continue our jubilee season, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dramatic Society in Ljubljana, by presenting the world premiere of The Visoko Chronicle after the novel by Ivan Tavčar directed by Jernej Lorenci. The novel was stage adapted by the creators of the production. Featuring Tamara Avguštin, Nina Ivanišin, Klemen Janežič, Aljaž Jovanović and Janez Škof the play will open on Saturday, 20 January at 20.00, while the preview will take place on Friday, 19 January at 19.30. Cordially invited to a press conference on Thursday, 18 January at 14.00 at the Drama Café to hear the creators of the upcoming production.

The world premiere of A Holy Man, a new play by Mile Korun (2 December)

The SNT Drama jubilee season, marking the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Ljubljana Dramatic Society, continues with the upcoming world premiere of A Holy Man, a new play by the famous Slovenian director Mile Korun. Directed by Matjaž Zupančič, the world premiere of Korun's play, subtitled A Post-bourgeois Playlet, will open on Saturday, 2 December at 20.00 on the Main Stage. The play combines the author's signature ironical world view with postmodern, as well as absurd, ludic and satirical dialogues, to stage a story of a disintegrating bourgeois family. The members of this utterly disoriented family, bereft of any sense of purpose, the members of the so-called »post-bourgeoisie«, are enacted by Silva Čušin, Vanja Plut, Saša Pavček, Barbara Cerar, Pia Zemljič, Jurij Zrnec, Gregor Baković, Gorazd Logar, Aleš Valič, Primož Vrhovec and Rok Vihar.

The world premiere of Brave New World at the Small Stage venue (1 December)

We are pleased to present the world premiere of Brave New World, a play after the eponymous novel by Aldous Huxley, stage adapted and directed by Barbara Pia Jenič, which is to open on 1 December at 20.00 at the Drama Small Stage. The cast of this futuristic co-production of Drama and Senzorium, together with the Osum Association and the University of Nova Gorica  ̶  School of Arts, and with the financial support of the Department of Culture of Municipality of Ljubljana, includes two Drama resident ensemble members, Nik Škrlec (in the roles of John the Savage and John the Savage’s clone) and Petra Govc (as Lenina Crowne and Linda Disney), and, additionally,  featuring in the video footage, Aljaž Jovanović (Bernie Watson), Boris Mihalj (Dr. Shaw), Uroš Fürst (Thomas), Rok Vihar (Bernard Marx), and Tadej Toš (Mustapha Mond) appearing in the hologram. 

The world premiere of Brave New World, a stage adaptation of the famous novel by Aldous Huxley, brings together a text-based and sensorial theatre. In terms of staging conventions, it highlights the inner life of the viewers and their experience. It is Barbara Pia Jenič, the director of the current production, who has been the driving force behind sensorial theatre in Slovenia for many years. Jenič, the managing and artistic director of Senzorium, is the author of the first sensorial theatre production presented at the Slovenian National Theatre Drama, being the first Slovenian production involving holograms, which makes it a rarity also internationally.

The world premiere of the first stage adaptation of Peter Klepec, a Slovenian legend, opens on Saturday, 18 November

Peter Klepec or How to Become a True Hero, a play for children, will premiere on the Drama Main Stage on Saturday, November 18 at 17.00. Maja Sever and Eva Kraševec are the authors of a stage adaptation based on the motifs of a legend of Peter Klepec. They drew their inspiration for the upcoming staging from a well-known fairy tale about a shepherd who acquires miraculous powers, as well as from a tale by France Bevk. However, the stage adaptation and the ensuing production rely primarily on a contemporary experience of a children's play, with the emphasis on what it means to have one’s sincere desire fulfilled, and on the ethical use of power. This allowed the authors to suggest their answers to the question of what it means to be a true hero. The production which is Maja Sever’s directorial debut includes the following cast: Nik Škrlec, Eva Jesenovec, Maja Končar, Zvone Hribar, Mia Skrbinac, Gašper Jarni and Gašper Kunšek. Other creative team members are Eva Kraševec (dramaturg), Barbara Stupica (set, costume and puppet designer), Milko Lazar (stage music composer), Tatjana Stanič (language consultant), Žigan Kranjčan and Gašper Kunšek (stage movement directors), Mojca Sarjaš and Metod Novak (lighting designers), Luka Marcen (assistant to the director). Together they have created a visually stunning and sound-rich production that aims to bring the magic of theatre close to the (young) audiences.

The opening of the Performing Arts Centre of the University of Guadalajara: the Ljubljana performance of Faust pays tribute to Tomaž Pandur in Mexico

Faust, a big co-production of SNT Drama Ljubljana and Ljubljana Festival directed by Tomaž Pandur, which has seen numerous tours in Europe, Asia and South America in the two years after its premiere with more than 30 000 spectators in Slovenia and abroad, shall celebrate its 60th repeat performance during its second tour in Mexico.

During the opening ceremonial of the Performing Arts Centre of the University of Guadalajara (El Conjunto de Artes Escénicas de la Universidad de Guadalajara) which opened the doors of the first out of four astonishing state-of-the-art auditoriums with a jubilee concert by Placido Domingo on the 21st October, one of the most eminent Mexican and Latin-American cultural venues is preparing homage to Tomaž Pandur, a highly-appraised Slovenian theatre director. The performance of Faust on Thursday, 2nd November, and Friday, 3rd November at 20.30 will be followed by Immaculata performed by SNT Drama Maribor. The Slovenian theatre event in Guadalajara shall be complemented by a photo exhibition of the rich Pandur’s theatre oeuvre captured by Aljoša Rebolj, photographer, during the last twelve years of his co-operation with Tomaž Pandur. In March, the University of Guadalajara intends to publish a special monograph dedicated to Tomaž Pandur and his theatre art.

Damir Avdić received Borštnik Award for Best Original Composition in Antigone

At the 52nd Maribor Theatre Festival, Damir Avdić received Borštnik Award for Best Original Composition in Antigone directed by Eduard Miller.

Congratulations also to Nik Škrlec, member of the Drama ensemble for having received Borštnik Award for Young Actor for the role of Hans Schnier in Powerlessness directed by Primož Ekart and produced by Imaginarno and Mini Teater.

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