14 september 2023



The opening of Pains of Youth by Ferdinand Bruckner, directed by Jovana Tomić, is scheduled for Saturday, 16th September at 8pm on our Ljuba Tadić stage.

The cast includes Sanja Marković, Petar Benčina, Jovana Belović, Miodrag Dragičević, Milica Sužnjević, Natalija Stepanović and Đorđe Mišina. Original text adapted by Jovana Tomić, dramaturgy by Dimitrije Kokanov, set design by Jasmina Holbus, costume design by Selena Orb, original score composed by Luka Major,with Ljiljana Mrkić Popović in charge of speech coaching.

A classical work, typical of German Expressionism and European Modernism, Bruckner’s Pains of Youth brings to the stage young medical students torn between the conventions of bourgeois existence, a youthful sense of rootlessness and the cynicism of a modern society. As the play progresses, we see their youth consume itself and self-destruct, creating a world even more horrible than the old one providing only an illusion of salvation.

Jovana Tomić has already directed two very successful productions for our Studio YDT stage (Nathan the Wise and My Husband) that have been a staple of our repertoire for a number of years.

Additional performances on 17th, 19th and 30th September.