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Ulrike Syha

Private Life

Original title: Privatleben

First Slovenian production

Director

Ivana Djilas

Opening night

29 January 2010
Small Stage

Duration:

110 minutes

She and He, two reserved individualists, first meet in the train. They are both relatively well-off, average, early middle-aged people who live modern urban way of life. They bump into each other again a few hours later and it’s just another coincidence, even though it is followed by spending the night together. They like each other in a way, but they just cannot deal with their private life. However, they are slowly coming together through the way of coincidences.
Nine scenes intercut with short episodes including flashbacks and direct address to the audience. The two protagonists describe their winding road and it turns out that »private life«, which they tend to deny, is actually love.
Ulrike Syha represents the youngest generation of German playwrights. She was awarded the prestigious Kleist Advancement Award for young playwrights for her second play On the Road in Germany (2002). Private life was premiered with great success at theatre Schauspielhaus Chemnitz in 2008.

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Mojca Kranjc

Drama Igralec: Mojca Kranjc | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Darja Dominkuš

Drama Igralec: Darja Dominkuš | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Jelena Proković

Drama Igralec: Jelena Proković | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Boštjan Gombač

Drama Igralec: Boštjan Gombač | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Milan Podlogar

Drama Igralec: Milan Podlogar | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DRAMATURG

Eva Kraševec

Drama Igralec: Eva Kraševec | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Uroš FürstDrama Igralec: Uroš Fürst | odpri igralca

He (Lutz)

Barbara CerarDrama Igralec: Barbara Cerar | odpri igralca

She (Karla)

Branko ŠturbejDrama Igralec: Branko Šturbej | odpri igralca

Rainer and other roles

Saša TabakovićDrama Igralec: Saša Tabaković | odpri igralca

Pablo and other roles

Andrej Nahtigal

Karla's father and other roles

Nina ValičDrama Igralec: Nina Valič | odpri igralca

Larissa and other roles

Boštjan Gombač, Igor Leonardi (Guitar)

Musicians

Other roles

Train conductor, Mother, Child, Football fan, Walther, Cook, Waitress, Mrs. Schneider, Silke, Peter

Awards

Uroš FürstBorštnik Award for acting

Ivana Djilas – Borštnik Award for Best Director

Festivals

2010

45th Maribor Theatre Festival

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