Rok Vilčnik rokgre

Tarzan

A comedy of human and animal manners

World premiere

Director

Eva Nina Lampič

  • Dramaturg
    Simona Hamer
  • Set designer
    Jasna Vastl
  • Costume designer
    Gordana Bobojević
  • Composer
    Boštjan Narat
  • Lighting designer
    Vlado Glavan
  • Language consultant
    Arko
  • Assistant to set designer (student)
    Tina Bonča

Acting

Poems from Rok Vilčnik’s collection Zdravilo za Ano are used in the performance.
Music producer Blaž Celarec, musicians Boštjan Narat (guitar, ukulele, melodica), Blaž Celarec (drums) in Igor Matković (trumpet).

Tarzan and Jane in the jungle – what could possibly happen to this paradigmatic couple after successfully overcoming all obstacles on the way to love?
At first sight, exactly that which happens to every other couple: slight misunderstandings and disagreements, some jealousy, and perhaps even some weariness, especially due to the jungle and the uncomfortable living conditions. When the well-mannered and worldly Mike enters the game, the terrain is set for discord. As is often the case, several interests are at stake here. Mike charms Jane by selflessly supplying her with the goods of civilization, but this is just his way to the treasures hidden in the primeval forest. The dialogue of the play is light, skilful, and very funny at first sight; the comedy stems from a combination of typified characters and the unexpected situations they find themselves in. Yet the humour becomes more and more critical and the play, taking place in a seemingly faraway jungle, opens up many burning and very current issues of our materialistic world.
The comedy Tarzan, subtitled An Exotic Drama, was nominated for the Grum Award at this year’s 45th Week of Slovenian Drama and is the latest in a series of many theatre and radio plays by this established author, who writes under the pen name rokgre.

Opening night

19 February 2016 Small Stage

Duration:

100 minutes

Awards

  • Maša Derganc

    Stane Sever Fund Award Škofja Loka

Festivals

  • Days of Comedy (2017)

  • 47th Week of Slovenian Drama, Kranj (2017)

  • Theatre Days at Pruh (2017)

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