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Ivan Cankar

Scandal in the St. Florian Valley

Original title: Pohujšanje v dolini šentflorjanski
Farce in three acts

Director

Eduard Miler

Opening night

26 January 2018
Gallus Hall

Duration:

90 minut, brez odmora

If one was to select the nattiest place in Slovenia of today, St. Florian Valley would definitely occupy one of the winning positions. God-fearing people of St. Florian Valley know all too well that away from home people look at your clothes, while at home they look at what is under them. When foreigners descend to their valley, the locals tend to close ranks and stand up for decency. One of the newcomers is namely an undesired good-for-nothing, an artist, accompanied by the desirable Jacinta and the eccentric Concordat.
Although the gates in St. Florian Valley are firmly bolted, anything can happen during the night. The artist sneaks into every chamber. He produces a secret plan from his knapsack that could easily smear the Valley’s unblemished reputation. Twenty-five years ago the good people of the Valley found a baby underneath a willow tree; an orphaned fruit of sinful adultery. The named the baby Peter, put him in a basket and sent floating down the river. Nobody knows who the sinners were, but the moment the people of the Valley set eyes on Peter, the artist, each of them grasps that blood is thicker than water. To silence him they generously pay him in gold. But Concordat, who is actually the Devil in human form, imagines a different return altogether. The artist (faking to be Peter) is actually no orphan at all, but Krištof Kobar, a robber, promised him the untarnished souls of the locals. It turns out, however, that there is not a single pure soul among those who eat voraciously out of Peter’s hand and kiss Jacinta’s feet with relish. The Devil suspects that Peter’s efforts will bear no fruit. At that point, the true orphan Peter appears out of the blue. Krištof and Jacinta narrowly escape the rage of the people of St. Florian Valley. They eventually take it out on Peter and banish him in the wide world. Meanwhile, in his hour of need, the Devil eats flies.
Ivan Cankar, whose centenary of death will be observed in 2018, wrote prophetically in his Tales from St. Florian Valley: »The beautiful St. Florian Valley, you shall not forget me either. You may turn away from me in indignation, you may forsake me, a traveller by the side of the road; but I shall lie down in grass laughing and waiting, for I know you shall return. For I reside in you, and you reside in me.«

Creators

Creative team

CO-PRODUCERS

Mestno gledališče ljubljansko, Cankarjev dom

Drama Igralec: Mestno gledališče ljubljansko, Cankarjev dom | odpri ustvarjalca

ADAPTATION AND DRAMATURGY

Žanina Mirčevska

Drama Igralec: Žanina Mirčevska | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca

VIDEO DESIGNER

Atej Tutta

Drama Igralec: Atej Tutta | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Janez Dovč

Drama Igralec: Janez Dovč | odpri ustvarjalca

CHOREOGRAPHER

Rosana Hribar

Drama Igralec: Rosana Hribar | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Jelena Proković

Drama Igralec: Jelena Proković | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Andrej Hajdinjak

Drama Igralec: Andrej Hajdinjak | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Maja Cerar

Drama Igralec: Maja Cerar | odpri ustvarjalca

MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

Tina Prpar

Drama Igralec: Tina Prpar | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANTS COSTUME DESIGNER

Neli Štrukelj, Nina Prelovšek

Drama Igralec: Neli Štrukelj, Nina Prelovšek | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANTS MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

Eva Uršič, Lija Ivančič

Drama Igralec: Eva Uršič, Lija Ivančič | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Uroš Smolej

Peter

Maša Kagao Knez

Jacinta

Primož Pirnat

Mayor

Iva Krajnc Bagola

The Mayor's wife

Lotos Vincenc Šparovec

The Tax Collector

Maša DergancDrama Igralec: Maša Derganc | odpri igralca

The Tax Collector's Wife

Jana Zupančič

The Postmistress

Igor SamoborDrama Igralec: Igor Samobor | odpri igralca

Schoolmaster Šviligoj

Nina ValičDrama Igralec: Nina Valič | odpri igralca

The Notary

Gašper Jarni

The Shopkeeper

Rosana Hribar

The Shopkeeper's Wife

Gregor Čušin

Clergyman

Nik Škrlec

The Vagabond

Janez Dovč, Kristijan Krajnčan, Goran Krmac

Musicians

Awards

2019

Aljoša Bagola – Goran Merkaš Prize for best theatre poster at the 6th Theatre Posters Biennial in Varaždin, Croatia

2018

Awards of excellence in the categories of printed advertisements and posters, ambient advertising, and integrated advertising campaigns at the 27th Slovenian Advertising Festival in Portorož

Festivals

2018

53th Maribor Theatre Festival

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