04 June 2021

YDT AT FESTIVALS IN JUNE

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On Monday, 7th June, the Yugoslav Drama Theatre will be taking part in 25th Festival of Yugoslav Theatre Without Translation in Užice with the production of The Travelling Troupe Šopalović by Ljubomir Simović, directed by Jagoš Marković, which opened on 8th March 2020 on our Ljuba Tadić stage. The slogan of this year’s festival is “The Time of Fear and Heroes” where five productions will be competing for the Ardalion award.
In the new production of The Travelling Troupe Šopalović by Ljubomir Simović at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, one of the best plays in the history of Serbian drama, the director Jagoš Marković focuses on its lyrical and sentimental overtones, thus constructing a touching ode to the theatre and its actors. (The Politika)
The director remained true to the main theme of this play by Simović by showing us the wheel of history which crushes and grinds everything in its path but also by pointing out the distilled and yet constant presence of destiny in Simović’s work, a force that we do not entirely comprehend and yet the only one that can bring about a kind of symmetry in this world as well is in the world beyond. (Vreme)

On Saturday, 19th June, the production of Offing by Branislav Nušić, directed by Egon Savin, will be performed at the Nušić’s Days theatre festival in Smederevo. This melodrama about an ambitious woman who married for love but to a man with precious little ambition in both his family and professional life opened on 10th April this year.
The production of Offing at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre remains true to the original text and is a successful example of a modern reading of a classical play. There is no doubt it will be a great favourite with the audiences. (nova.rs)
Savin has managed to turn a play well known for its sentimentalism into an uncompromising, bitter cynical modern drama which could easily rival the best works by Ibsen. (NIN)