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People’s Democratic Circus Sakeshvili

Original title: Ljudski demokratični cirkus Sakešvili

World premiere

Director

Luka Martin Škof

Opening night

27 January 2017
Small Stage

Duration:

90 minutes

The winner of the Grum Award 2016 for the best new Slovene play, People’s Democratic Circus Sakeshvili, is set in a tiny totalitarian state in which everything is restricted and regulated. A voucher is required even for masturbation, suicide or happiness. Equality is pushed to the extreme; the sexes are no longer existent, while love is one and only, i.e. a love for the »lifelong« president, called Sakeshvili (also the name of any other person in the country). However, the author is more interested in tackling the theme of the victims of a dictatorship, i.e. the citizens who not only perform in a circus, but also live in it. It is a circus in which performance and the audiences are not separated. People lost their identity a long time ago, and when the news of the president’s death spreads, no one can remember who or what they used to be. What is more, they are unable to become something else and start living a new life. Freedom is too daunting; it brings along risks that they are no longer able to cope with.
People’s Democratic circus Sakeshvili presents a series of absurdly comic situations dealing with the topic of constant »brainwashing« which destroys one’s personality, dignity and everything else that defines one as human.

Creators

Creative team

DRAMATURG

Darja Dominkuš

Drama Igralec: Darja Dominkuš | odpri ustvarjalca

SET AND LIGHT DESIGNER

Miha Horvat sonda4

Drama Igralec: Miha Horvat sonda4 | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Urška Recer

Drama Igralec: Urška Recer | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER AND CHOREOGRAPHER

Ivan Mijačević

Drama Igralec: Ivan Mijačević | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Kristina Anželj

Drama Igralec: Kristina Anželj | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Gregor BakovićDrama Igralec: Gregor Baković | odpri igralca

Sakeshvili

Maša DergancDrama Igralec: Maša Derganc | odpri igralca

Sakeshvili

Boris MihaljDrama Igralec: Boris Mihalj | odpri igralca

Sakeshvili

Klemen Slakonja

Sakeshvili

Gašper Primc

Somebody else

Awards

2016

Maša DergancAward for best actress at Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire

Festivals

2018

48th Week of Slovenian Drama, Kranj

2017

41st Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire, Zagreb, Croatia

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