Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

The Power of Darkness

    National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia

    Translator Jovan Maksimović
    Director Igor Vuk Torbica
    Adaptation Tijana Grumić, Igor Vuk Torbica
    Set and lighting designer Branko Hojnik
    Costume designer Marina Vukasović Medenica
    Composers Nenad and Alen Sinkauz
    Music selection Nenad Sinkauz
    Dramaturgs Molina Udovički Fotez, Tijana Grumić
    Stage effects designer Miroslav Lakobrija
    Stage speech instructor Ljiljana Mrkić Popović
    Executive producer Ivana Nenadović
    Organiser Nemanja Konstantinović

    Olga Odanović
    Hana Selimović
    Vanja Ejdus
    Ljubomir Bandović
    Anastasia Mandić
    Marko Bačović
    Ivan Đorđević
    Nikola Vujović
    Ivana Šćepanović
    Jelena Blagojević
    Novak Radulović

    The Power of Darkness is a play, based on a real event that took place in Russia around 1855, when Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy started writing his new play. The author took the case of a man who, due to his recklessness, got entangled in an unsolvable mesh of crime, bad conscience and fear of punishment, and used it to explore the obstinacy of evil in a society that also wields a horrible power over an individual. The play is dominated by the atmosphere of inescapability which is intensified gradually by the dramaturgy of the play. Tolstoy’s investigation of darkness and morbidity provides an excellent starting point for theatre exploration. This is a story about life in misery, and about the human potential for radical evil. The production presents what happens to people on the fringes of society whose lives are hardly ever noticed. It poses a question how they deal with the darkness they carry within themselves, and whether it is possible to win the battle against the darkness and cruelty that surround us.

    Slovenian and English surtitles

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

    Opening night

    24 March 2017


    105 minutes

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