14 november 2022



The first Yugoslav Drama Theatre production to open in this season, Oedipus by Sophocles, directed by Vito Taufer, will have a guest performance on the stage of the Slovene National Theatre – Drama in Ljubljana on Tuesday, 15th November.

In this tragedy of Oedipus who was foretold would kill his father and marry his own mother, the cast includes Milan Marić, Nataša Ninković, Srđan Timarov, Bojan Dimitrijević, Aleksandar Đurica, Miloš Samolov, Nebojša Ljubišić, Zoran Cvijanović, Joakim Tasić, Milan Bobić, Luka Antonijević, Luka Sević and Veljko Stevanović. Musicians: Marko Radojević (singer), Uroš Jovanović (doble bass), Luka Lopičić (accordeon). Text adapted by Vesna Radovanović and Marko Manojlović, set design by Lazar Bodroža, costume design by Marija Marković Milojev, with orignal music composed by Robert Pešut – Magnifico and Aleksander Pešut – Schatz!.

Since 17th September when the production opened, it has had nine performances to full houses which means that so far 5,400 people have seen it. All four performances in November were sold out within 24 hours with a waiting list formed back in September.

Slovene National Theatre Drama in Ljubljana, one of the most important theatres in Slovenia, and Yugoslav Drama Theatre have been cooperating for many years. The production of The Powder Keg had a guest performance in 1998 on the stage of SNT Drama.  Further guest performances included Belgrade Trilogy, The Miser, Moliére – Another Life, Huddersfiled, Locusts, Hamlet (directed by Dušan Jovanović), Eliah’s Chair, Born in YU, Dragonslayers, Hamlet (directed by Aleksandar Popovski), Right You Are, If You Think So, The King of Betajnova. The last YDT guest performance in Ljubljana took place in December, 2019 with the production of  Uncle Vanya.  In February of the same year, the Slovene National Theatre Drama gave guest performances of The Visoko Chronicles and Bloody Smokers on our Ljuba Tadić stage and their next guest performance is scheduled for 23rd March 2023 with the production of  The Great Dictator based on the film by Charlie Chaplin, directed by Diego de Brea.

The production exchange between the Yugoslav Drama Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Drama in Ljubljana enjoys the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia.