The first Slovenian production of the intriguing and multidimensional play The Mother by the famous Polish writer, painter and philosopher Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz who is no stranger to Slovenian audience as the author of The Crazy Locomotive, continues the theatre season 2020/21 on the SNT Drama Ljubljana Main Stage. The Mother which is considered one of Witkiewicz’s most intimate, self-searching and his most often staged work outside of Poland, is often compared to Ibsen’s Ghosts. It was translated from Polish by Darja Dominkuš, the in-house dramaturg of the SNT Drama Ljubljana and a recipient of numerous awards for her comprehensive body of work of translations from Polish into Slovenian. The authors of the stage version of The Mother, subtitled as Unsavoury play in two acts with an epilogue by the author, often known by his pen name Witkacy, are the creators of the performance. The dramaturg of the production is Eva Kraševec, the language consultant is Tatjana Stanič, the set designer is Urša Vidic, the costume designer is Belinda Radulović, the composer is Marjan Nečak, the lighting designers are Borut Bučinel and Urša Vidic, the movement coach is Klemen Janežič, the assistant director is Luka Marcen, the assistant costume designer is Ana Janc, and assistant to the dramaturg (as a student) is Neža Lučka Peterlin. The cast of the first Slovenian production of The Mother includes Silva Čušin, Nejc Cijan Garlatti, Maša Derganc, Zvone Hribar, Timon Šturbej, Barbara Cerar and Klemen Janežič.
The premiere will be live streamed on Friday, 21 May and the first rerun on Saturday, 22 May at 20.00. To watch the live stream from the Main Stage please click drama.kupikarto.si/vzivo. The host of the opening night will be Rok Vihar, a member of the Drama resident ensemble. On Saturday, 22 May the live stream will be followed by the online post-show talk in the Social and Sociable series. The Mother will open live on the Main Stage in accordance with the current government decree on public events on Monday, 24 May at 20.00 and will be rerun on Tuesday, 25 May at 19.30.