21 May 2021

50th PERFORMANCE OF FREE EXCHANGE HOTEL

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The production of Free Exchange Hotel by Georgens Feydeau, directed by Boris Liješević, will see its 50th performance on Saturday, 22nd May.

The cast includes Vojin Ćetković, Andrija Milošević, Nataša Tapušković, Anđelika Simić, Srđan Timarov, Bojan Dimitrijević, Miodrag Dragičević, Amar Ćorović, Milica Gojković, Milica Sužnjević, MarijaKlanac, Sanja Marković and Mitra Mladenović. The Serbian translation by Dragoslav Andrić was dramatised and adapted for the stage by Miloš Krečković. Set design by Aleksandar Denić with costume design by Maja Mirković.

“Privacy and discretion: Free Exchange Hotel, 220 Rue de Provençe! Recommended to married people, together or apart!”

When right at the beginning of the play the horrified Madam Pingle reads this advertisement to her husband, little does she know about the the rendez-vous that he had just arranged with the wife of his neighbour and business partner, Monsieur Paillardin nor could any one of them dream what would happen to them all during that fateful night.

Free Exchange Hotel was an absolute triumph when it premièred in Paris back in 1894 and since then (together with A Flea in Her Ear ) has maintained the position of the most popular farce by Georges Feydeau, king of the genre and the greatest master of comedy in France after Molière. The manic, furious and seemingly innocent mechanism of this comedy (a record 279 entrances and exits) toys with its characters, placing them in cruelly funny and unsuspectingly absurd situations which indirectly talk about the unpredictability of life, just like the ones we are living.

This production of Free Exchange Hotel opened on our Ljuba Tadić stage on 23rd December, 2016.