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2020/2021 — Season 65
Vito Weis
The New Post Office

Bad Company

Directed by: Vito Weis
Co-production: The New Post Office (Mladinsko Theatre and Maska Ljubljana), Moment
Première: 28. 12. 2020 (Mladinsko), 20. 8. 2021 (GT22)
Friday / 20 Aug / 20:00 / GT22 / Première
Saturday / 21 Aug / 20:00 / GT22
Thursday / 26 Aug / 20:00 / The New Post Office
Friday / 27 Aug / 20:00 / The New Post Office
Sunday / 29 Aug / 20:00 / The New Post Office
  • Direction consultant: Žiga Divjak
  • Movement consultant: Nina Pertot Weis
  • Music and sound design consultant: Tomaž Grom
  • Dramaturgy consultants and concept development assistants: Žiga Divjak, Nina Pertot Weis, Tomaž Grom
  • Lighting design: Vito Weis, Igor Remeta
  • Set and costume design: Vito Weis
  • Technical manager: Igor Remeta
  • Producers: Tina Dobnik (Nova pošta), Nika Bezeljak (Moment)

Vito Weis, an actor widely hailed for his stage presence and uncompromising delivery, strikes again with his first original solo piece. Early on, its development process was cut short by the pandemic, which shattered the initial ideas and premises, along with the author’s creative calm (or restlessness). While the pandemic shook the very principles of human activity, including artistic creativity, to their foundations, it also opened up new, uncharted horizons and an opportunity for new considerations. With the need to isolate came a strong sense of psychological insecurity and ... new company. We were suddenly left on our own—alone with ourselves.

Bad Company is a result of this—a distillate of the spirit of the age in desperate need of an audience. A distillate stripped of words and nearly all stage illusions that is nevertheless a full-blooded theatre experience. A distillate that refuses to be intrusive, instead offering a “multicoloured’ juxtaposition of stage images. In them, the author tackles many pressing issues of the day and age that we live in, while accompanied by music from another era—the time of a different epidemic.

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Kajetan and Zarja Pertot Weis