Pascal Rambert


    CNT Zagreb, Croatia

    Translator Zlatko Wurzberg
    Director and set designer Pascal Rambert
    Dramaturg Sanja Ivić
    Costume designer Anaïs Romand
    Lighting designer Thierry Morin
    Assistant to director Alessandra Calabi
    Assistants to set designer Vanja Magić, Andrea Lipej
    Assistant to costume designer Mirna Mihoković
    Stage manager Roko Grbin
    Prompter Višnja Kiš

    Alma Prica
    Nina Violić
    Vlasta Ramljak
    Siniša Popović
    Livio Badurina
    Bojan Navojec
    Iva Mihalić
    Franjo Kuhar
    Dušan Gojić
    Damir Markovina
    Silvio Vovk
    Luca Antić
    Leonardo Bajić

    Actress tells a story of a great Russian theatre leading lady, adored by the audience, who suddenly dies. When her body is laid in state, personalities from her personal and professional lives are gathered. Colleagues from the theatre, friends, her children, sister, parents, lovers, her husband, they all pay respect and deliver a speech about life or art. The room in which she is laid, gets filled up with bouquets of flowers to express absolute love. While he worked in Moscow a few years ago, Pascal Rambert was moved by the Russian custom that audience members bring huge quantities of flowers to opening nights. Originally, Actress was written for the actors of the MHAT, a theatre house where The Seagull by A. P. Chekhov was first produced. In the play, celebrating repertoire theatres and their ensembles, there are many reminiscences and allusions to The Seagull and Chekhov. Actress, a melodrama with a Russian touch, exploring theatre with a multitude of tears and flowers, and speeches about theatre and life, is a testimony to the admiration of the acting profession and the cult of art. It is also Rambert’s tribute to the love of theatre art, permeated by the notion of a world approaching its end.

    Slovenian and English surtitles

    Followed by a post-show talk at the Drama Forecourt.


    Opening night

    1 February 2019


    120 minutes

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