I, Artist. I, Citizen.
2018/2019 — Season 63
Andrej Rozman Roza

Baal

Directed by: Vito Taufer
Based on Baal by Bertolt Brecht
Première: 20. 3. 2019
Performances
Tuesday / 7 May / 21:30 / Lower hall
Wednesday / 8 May / 17:00 / Lower hall / Sold out
Monday / 27 May / 20:00 / Lower hall
Tuesday / 28 May / 20:00 / Lower hall
Wednesday / 29 May / 21:30 / Lower hall
Cast
  • Baal
  • Jure Ivanušič
    Akademikova, Ekart, Drvar
  • Poslanec, Jana, Ženomorec, Psihiatrinja, Prvi policaj, Drvar
  • Gostitelj, Lojzka, Skladiščnik, Joc, Ropar, Psihiatrinja, Drvar
  • Emilija, Kurir, Diler, Psihiatrinja, Prvi kmet, Drugi policaj, Drvar
  • Akademik, Drugi pijanc, Župnik, Mama, Psihiatrinja, Drvar
  • Poslančeva, Prvi pijanc, Zala, Goljuf, Psihiatrinja, Drugi kmet, Drvar
  • Jan, Naci, Švercer, Psihiatrinja, Zdravnik, Drvar
  • Vasko Atanasovski
    vokal, saksofon, flavta
  • Dejan Lapanja
    kitara
  • Marjan Stanić
    bobni, tolkala
Credits
  • Dramaturgy: Dubravko Mihanović
  • Set design: Zora Stančič
  • Animation based on ideas by Zora Stančič: Andrej Kamnik
  • Costume design: Barbara Stupica
  • Costume design assistant: Slavica Janošević
  • Music: Aleksander Pešut - Schatzi
  • Music arrangements: Vasko Atanasovski Trio
  • Choreography: Natalija Manojlović Varga
  • Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
  • Lighting design: David Cvelbar
  • Sound design: Silvo Zupančič
  • Stage manager: Liam Hlede

Pesem Prerojenje Srečka Kosovela uglasbil Jure Ivanušič.

Description

Rozman’s Baal will be neither a translation nor an adaptation, but rather an entirely autonomous work. Roza will build primarily on the extremely egocentrical attitude of the Brechtian character towards the society. He will move the story to the modern time and our environment, so the national themes will be a little more emphasised. His Baal will be, compared to the original versions, more connected and light-hearted in text, as he writes dialogues in verse; he wishes to create a slightly tragic, but also cynical-entertaining musical. As the original Baal, the poet, is the “child” of a young Brecht, he will ascribe some of his youthful poetry to him. And this poetry is the main reason why Vito Taufer chose Rozman as the author who’d move Brecht’s character to here and now: he remembered how he heard Roza interpret his poetry for the first time back in 1980s, the poem Mickey the Crocodile, with a somewhat child-like title, but really a very bloody content. And this mix of naïveté and horror is expected of Rozman’s Baal.