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Vinko Möderndorfer

Nežka’s Wedding

First production

Director

Jaka Andrej Vojevec

Opening night

15 April 2011
Small Stage

Duration:

75 minutes

Nežka’s Wedding was written in 2009 by the Slovene writer, playwright and director Vinko Möderndorfer. The title shows that the author was inspired by the Slovene playwright Anton Tomaž Linhart’s noteworthy comedy Follies of the Day or The Marriage of Matiček (1784). Both the names of the protagonists (Matija, Neža, Tonči) as well as one of the most comic situations are all based on this classical play. However, modern Matiček is not a young and reckless servant but a middle-aged teacher of Slovene language who works in a secondary school. He has been living on his own for over twelve years, ever since his mother passed away. His settled life of a Slovene teacher turns upside down when he meets Neža, a twenty years younger, vivacious but indecisive literature lover. They are a fresh couple in love enjoying linguistic as well as culinary and sexual aspects of living together. Their bliss is marred by Neža’s ex-boyfriend Tonči, a successful mechanic and car salesman. One afternoon, when Neža is alone at home, he shows up to claim his beloved one … Witty dialogues, vibrant vocabulary (including many pet words and erotic expressions) and unexpected comic turns enrich this contemporary love travesty. Nežka’s Wedding won the competition for best original Slovene comedy at the Days of Comedy Festival in Celje in 2010.

Creators

Creative team

DRAMATURG

Eva Kraševec

Drama Igralec: Eva Kraševec | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Arko

Drama Igralec: Arko | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Nataša Černoša

Drama Igralec: Nataša Černoša | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Tina Kolenik

Drama Igralec: Tina Kolenik | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Nataša Vester Trseglav

Drama Igralec: Nataša Vester Trseglav | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Milan Podlogar

Drama Igralec: Milan Podlogar | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DRAMATURG

Tereza Gregorič

Drama Igralec: Tereza Gregorič | odpri ustvarjalca

Awards

2012

Vinko Möderndorfer – Gracious Comedy Quill Award for Best Slovenian Comedy

Gracious Comedy Award – Audience Award

Festivals

2012

21st Days of Comedy, Celje

2013

“June in Ljubljana” Festival

Len-Art Festival, Lenart

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