The Extraordinary Season
2021/2022 — Season 66
Based on The Serfs by Ivan Cankar

The Serfs

Directed by: Maja Kleczewska
In cooperation with the Pionirski dom – Centre for Youth Culture
Première: 29. 6. 2021
Performances
Thursday / 18 Nov / 19:00 / Festivalna dvorana / Buy ticket
Friday / 19 Nov / 19:00 / Festivalna dvorana / Buy ticket
Saturday / 20 Nov / 19:00 / Festivalna dvorana / Buy ticket
Monday / 22 Nov / 17:00 / Festivalna dvorana / Buy ticket
Tuesday / 23 Nov / 19:00 / Festivalna dvorana / Buy ticket
Cast
  • Parish priest
  • Head teacher; Doctor
  • Jerman, teacher
  • Komar, teacher; Pisek, drunk
  • Hvastja, teacher
  • Lojzka, teacher
  • Geni, teacher
  • Minka, teacher
  • Dragana Alfirević
    Anka, Mayor's daughter
  • Jerman's mother
  • Kalander, blacksmith
  • Kalander's wife
  • Kalea Zoe de Almeida, Anna Čargo, Pia Čargo, Anika Čerin, Katarina Habjan Zadkar, Čarna Košir, Svarun Košir, Patricija Mezek, Anej Ruf Martinčič, Filip Sovilj, Taja Starman, Jurij Širca, David Trontelj, Hana Zupanc
    Chorus
  • Čarna Košir, Svarun Košir
    Jerman's children
  • Tine Mazalović, Boris Prevec
    Police officers
  • Naila Jamaković, Zdenka Žigman
    Cleaning ladies
Credits
  • Dramaturgy: Lukas Chotkowski, Goran Injac
  • Set design: Zbigniew Libera
  • Costume design: Konrad Parol
  • Music and sound: Cezary Duchnowski
  • Choreography: Dragana Alfirević
  • Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
  • Sound recordings: Silvo Zupančič
  • Lighting design: David Cvelbar
  • Accompaniment: Rok Jurečič
  • Set designer assistant: Ewa Libera
  • Stage manager: Liam Hlede
Description

Director Maja Kleczewska, the winner of a number of prestigious theatre awards in Poland, is described as one of the most daring personalities of the contemporary Polish theatre. Critics point out her in-depth work with the actors, flirting with kitsch and the inspiration she takes from the pop culture, but primarily her extraordinarily personal interpretations of the classics. In this spirit, she will tackle Ivan Cankar’s The Serfs, one of the Slovenian canonical texts, which – as many believe – has best summarised the Slovenian national character. Or – as others are convinced – it has determined it like a self-fulfilling prophecy. A guest from abroad, whose first brush with the Slovenian classic this is, will undoubtedly read it in a fresh and unexpected way and open our eyes to new interpretations.

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THANK YOU

Special thanks to The Association of the Erased Residents of Slovenia, Marko Perak and Matevž Krivic; Špela Furlan, Urša Kocjan, Milan Kučan, Svetlana Makarovič, Ljubljana City Library and Vesna Trobec, Neue Slowenische Kunst and Darko Pokorn, Anja Novak, Primož Peterka, Grzegorz Ziółkowski and Slavoj Žižek.