2022/2023 — Season 67
Photo by: Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Elfriede Jelinek

Women as Lovers

Directed by: Nina Ramšak Marković
Adaptation by Milan Ramšak Marković based on translation by Slavo Šerc
Première: February 2023
Saturday / 11 Feb / 19:30 / Lower hall / Première / Buy ticket
Sunday / 12 Feb / 19:30 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Monday / 20 Feb / 19:30 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Tuesday / 21 Feb / 17:00 / Lower hall
Wednesday / 22 Feb / 18:00 / Lower hall
Thursday / 23 Feb / 19:30 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Friday / 24 Feb / 19:30 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Saturday / 25 Feb / 19:30 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
  • Dramaturgy: Milan Ramšak Marković
  • Set design: Igor Vasiljev
  • Costume design: Maja Mirković
  • Music and sound: Drago Ivanuša
  • Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
  • Lighting design: Andrej Hajdinjak
  • Make-up artist: Nathalie Horvat
  • Dramaturgy assistant (internship): Ula Talija Pollak
  • Stage manager: Jera Topolovec/Urša Červ

Women as Lovers, a novel by the Austrian Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek focuses on two young women, Paula and Brigitte. Both dream of improving their social position, both only see the path to this improvement in loving a man. When it comes to the content, the author references "women’s novels", but she confronts the societal norms throughout, and creates, in language and in the narrative style filled with witty irony, a deliberate distance.

Nina Ramšak Marković and her collaborators will focus on the idea of romantic love as one of the key conditions for the reproduction of the world in which we live. And on violence – the physical, intimate violence, but also the structural, societal one – which does not reveal itself as something we could eliminate as a mistake in an ideal bourgeois society, but as the essential other side of romantic love. As an omnipresent present trait of our bourgeois society, as its shadow.

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