The international box-office hit When I Was Dead to celebrate its 7th anniversary and a 200th repeat performance on 11 March 2017

Our international box-office hit When I Was Dead, directed by Diego de Brea and based on the eponymous silent film by Ernst Lubitsch, has been viewed by almost 35,000 spectators on 96 nights at our Small Stage venue and during 104 performances touring Slovenia and abroad. Since its opening on Friday, 11 March 2010 on the Small Stage, the show has been performed internationally to enthusiastic popular and critical acclaim. To celebrate its 200th repeat performance, When I Was Dead will be presented to mark its 7th anniversary on Saturday, 11 March at 20.00 at our Small Stage venue.

The opening of Utopia, An Archeology of Paradise, directed by Jan Krmelj at Ptuj City Theatre (10 February)

Following its successful premiere last September on the Small Stage, Utopia, An Archeology of Paradise, will now open at Ptuj City Theatre, our co-production partner. The show is an homage and salute to the famous playwright Fernando Arrabal and his vision of the world through dysfunction, otherness and difference. Exploring a tangle of dream and real worlds, it tries to achieve the impossible: to revive the lifeless, to overcome the original violence, brutality and objective reality of a certain period by celebrating imagination, irrationality, persistence. A gesture of defiance to the existing, the contemporary, is to defy violence. It is in the realm of the impossible that humankind begins. The same goes for the theatre; the theatre as a site of extreme utopia, a constant beginning of the world, a beginning of history, creating the world anew. The theatre is a separation from the world, not its mirror, which is its historical privilege. The cast includes: Polona Juh (Lis), Aljaž Jovanović (Fando), Uroš Fürst (Abraham), Klemen Janežič (Isaac) and Tina Vrbnjak (Kora). Utopia, An Archeology of Paradise will be presented in Ptuj on Friday, 10 February (premiere) and Saturday, 11 February.

Faust on tour in Madrid to do homage to Tomaž Pandur

Having successfully toured the following festivals, International Theatre Festival Interference (Cluj, Romania), Seoul Festival of Performing Arts (South Korea), MNT-Fest (Macedonia), Theatre World Brno (Czech Republic), Ibero-American Theatre Festival in Bogota (Colombia) and Cervantes International Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico), Faust is currently on tour at the Teatro Español. It was a place of great importance for a creative oeuvre of director Tomaž Pandur who passed away last year. Teatro Español is now hosting Homenaje a Tomaž Pandur, homage to the deceased director, which runs from 31 January to 12 February. Spanish audience can enjoy Faust during four consecutive nights, from 2 to 5 February.

A Spanish tribute to Tomaž Pandur was launched on 31 January with the opening of a photo exhibition by Aljoša Rebolj, called Spanish theatre oeuvre of Tomaž Pandur. On display are photographs of performances that Pandur created in Spain between 2005 and 2014: Infierno (Centro Dramático National, Teatro María Guerrero, Madrid, 2005) Barroco (Fernán Gómez, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, 2007), Hamlet (Teatro Español, Madrid, 2009), Medea (International Festival of Classical Theatre in Mérida, 2009), La Caida de los Dioses (Teatro Español, Madrid, 2011), Fausto (Centro Dramático National, Teatro María Guerrero, Madrid, 2014). The exhibition will be on display until 12 February.

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