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Dušan Jovanović

Boris, Milena, Radko

First Production

Director

Dušan Jovanović

Opening night

14 September 2013
Main Stage

Duration:

120 minutes

The new play by playwright and director Dušan Jovanović, written specifically for Milena Zupančič, Radko Polič and Boris Cavazza, is set in the sphere of intimacy. The theme of the play is a love triangle among a retired actress, her husband (a journalist), and her lover (a retired sea captain). However, the classic melodramatic plot of the play turns into a peculiar human comedy because of humorous dialogues and the bizarre character of the whole situation which strikes up passions of love and hate of the rather ‘mature’ protagonists. Each one of them is experiencing their own drama and hopes to get through it with the least damage done. Willy-nilly, they are forced to review their life. This involves youthful, almost forgotten passions as well as everyday routine, happy memories and numerous resentments along with all of the missed opportunities and unfulfilled wishes. Another two generations also take their position regarding the love triangle: the hot-tempered journalist’s mother on a mission to defend her son’s reputation and the daughter of the actress who does not seem to have any understanding whatsoever for love adventures of her own mother. In the background of the legal, erotic and moral dilemmas there lies the daily routine shared by the heroes. With funny situations and amusing dialogues, Jovanović draws attention—openly and without embellishing things—to the bitter side of life and human vulnerability. Indeed, ‘dangerous liaisons’ can surprisingly quickly shake the safe world we take for granted.
Darja Dominkuš
Translated by Mateja Petan

Creators

Creative team

SET DESIGNER

Meta Hočevar

Drama Igralec: Meta Hočevar | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Jelena Proković

Drama Igralec: Jelena Proković | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Drago Ivanuša

Drama Igralec: Drago Ivanuša | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Arko

Drama Igralec: Arko | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Matjaž Ivanišin

Drama Igralec: Matjaž Ivanišin | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER

Katja Magister

Drama Igralec: Katja Magister | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Jaka Varmuž

Drama Igralec: Jaka Varmuž | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Milena ZupančičDrama Igralec: Milena Zupančič | odpri igralca

Milena, actress, 63 years old

Radko PoličDrama Igralec: Radko Polič | odpri igralca

Radko, journalist, 64 years old

Boris CavazzaDrama Igralec: Boris Cavazza | odpri igralca

Boris, retired sea captain, 67 years old

Alojz Svete

Mother, Radko’s mother, 97 years old

Nina ValičDrama Igralec: Nina Valič | odpri igralca

Milena’s and Radko’s daughter, veterinarian, 35 years old

Awards

2014

Dušan Jovanović – Award for Best Text at Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire

Radko PoličBest Actor Award “Mladen Crnobrnja Gumbek” for the role of Radko at Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire

Alojz Svete – Ivo Serdar Award for Best Actor – Audience Award at Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire

Milena ZupančičAward for Acting at Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire

 

Festivals

2014

44th Week of Slovenian Drama, Kranj

38th Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire, Zagreb, Croatia

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