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Ivan Cankar

For the Good of the Nation

Original title: Za narodov blagor


Vito Taufer

Opening night

15 January 2025
Main Stage

“Never have I written anything so acerbic and true. I’ve put the entire rotten society of Ljubljana with its rotten opinions on the stage,” commented Cankar on his new play to his brother Karel more than a hundred years ago. Would Slovenian socio-political elite of today endure his venomous stab? Is the phrase for the good of the nation still a winning one? Do voters really fall for the idea that the nation is us? Who do we actually vote for?