03 November 2021

I SAW HER THAT NIGHT AT YDT

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A performance of the co-production between the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, Burgtheater Vienna and Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana – I Saw Her That Night ( To noč sem jo videl ) by Drago Jančar, directed by Janez Pipan, is scheduled for Thursday, 4th November at 7pm on our Ljuba Tadić stage. The production premièred in Maribor on 24th September with performances at Burtheater and Cankarjev Dom scheduled for early next year.

Dramatisation by Janez Pipan, set design by Marko Japelj, costume design by Leo Kulaš with music composed and performed by Milko Lazar. The cast includes Nataša Matjašec Rošker, Blaž Dolenc, Milan Marić, Nebojša Ljubišić, Milena Zupančič, Davor Herga, Daniel Ješ, Mateja Pucko, Matevž Biber, Vladimir Vlaškalić, Mirjana Šajinović, Anže Krajnc, Irena Varga, Ivica Knez, Robert Mraček, Matija Stipanič, Alfonz Kodrič, Kristijan Ostanek, Nejc Ropret, Petja Labović, Mojca Simonič, Dane Radulović. On-stage musicians: Anže Krajnc (trumpet), Matjaž Kaučič (trumpet), Žan Pečenik (euphonium), Ivica Knez (drums).

Jančar is a master storyteller who uses the medium of novel, novella, short story and drama to speak of the deep wounds that still exist in Slovenia and our wider cultural space, the so-called “Mitteleuropa” (Central Europe). His work speaks both of recent and distant past, of the cruelty of modern capitalism, the nameless spaces of absent freedom.

This colourful novel by Jančar will be brought to life by actors from several countries and of different nationalities who will all speak in their native language. Among them are actors from the Yugoslav Drama Theatre ensemble – Milan Marić and Nebojša Ljubišić

Janez Pipan is a renowned theatre director with decades of experience. Pipan has also directed a very successful production of a novel by Jančar – Katarina, Peacock and Jesuit at the Slovene National theatre Drama in Ljubljana where for many years he worked as a very accomplished managing director.

The Yugoslav Drama Theatre joined this co-production as part of its regular programme financed from the City of Belgrade budget and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.