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New season in Ljubljana Drama: “It’s time for strong stories, characters and dialogues to return to Drama”



Dramatic works by Karl Ove Knausgard, Lucy Kirkwood and Edward Albee, among others, will be staged

SNG Drama Ljubljana has unveiled the program for the upcoming season. In the last season, which will be played in the unrenovated building, six premieres are announced on the Big Stage and four in the Little Drama.

According to the principal Vesne Jurca Tadel they did in returned the program to the starting point and said yes it is time to in The drama is brought back by strong stories, characters and dialogues. The emphasis will be on relationships between people.

At the presentation of the new season it is pointed out that the repertoire of the Drama rests on four pillars, which are its mission, tradition and commitment: staging classic works, staging works by Slovenian authors, staging the most exciting and relevant foreign works and a selection of top-class collaborators.

They will start the new season on the Veliki Odr in September with the premiere Antigone Dominica Smelt in directing Janez Pipan. According to Jurac Tadel, Smolet’s text raises eternal moral questions and events in and they update it even more to the world every day. In October, the premiere of the christening performance of the dramatization of the Norwegian writer’s latest novel will follow Karla Oveja Knausgard Morning starwhich it is wrote to order Goran Vojnović. He will take over the direction Ivica Buljan.

December and January will be in marks the premiere of two immortal classic comedies – Whatever you want William Shakespeare in directing Janusz Cats and Moliere’s A miser in directing Slobodan Unkovski.

Heaventhe first Slovenian production of a tense drama with a surprising twist by a breakthrough British author Lucy Kirkwoodwill in directing Sebastijan Horvat premiered in March. In April, the program of the Big Stage will be completed by another first Slovenian performance – an unforgettable love story Edmond Rostand o To Cyrano de Bergerac in modern adaptations of the English playwright Martin Crimpwhich he will direct Tin Grabnar.

Photo: Katja Kodba/SNG Drama Ljubljana

V The Mali Drami season will begin in September with the premiere of the first Slovenian production of a play by a contemporary German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig The day I wasn’t me anymore in directing Maše Pelko. In December, the most important play of the Polish absurdist will see its premiere Slawomir A walrus Tango in directing Luke Marcena.

With the last two performances, according to Vesna Jurca Tadel, they want to pay tribute to the Little Drama theater in a unique way, since it will be renovated completely different and it will work in another part of the building. The performance will premiere in March American dream. The game Edward Albee it is was in 1963 as the first performance outside the Drama, which it is was actually the germ of Little Drama. He will take over the direction Igor Pison.

Finally it is the premiere of the baptism performance of the text is announced for April Matjaž Zupančič These the game will be over which it is was nominated for the Slavko Grum Award 2023; Zupančič will also take over the direction. According to the Director of Drama, with the mentioned performance, Zupančič will stand alongside Yasmini Reza as the most frequently performed author in Little Drama. In addition, at the end of the play, a meteor flies to Earth and symbolically to Drama.

Also in they will continue with the program in the new season Ars and Dramawhich they started last year in cooperation with the Third Program of Radio Slovenia – program Ars, which will offer four evenings. It will be introduced by a tribute Jože Privško with the RTV Slovenija Big Band. They also designed a new program Styles and Drama in cooperation with Slovenians theater institute (Slogi), which will offer events from the perspective of theater history before the premieres.

Source: Rtvslo

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