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Wajdi Mouawad

Scorched

Original title: Incendies
The second part of The Blood of Promises trilogy
First Slovenian production

Director

Nina Rajić Kranjac

Opening nights

4 and 5 September 2020
Main Stage

Duration:

300 minutes inc. intervals

Mouawad’s modern-day tragedy Scorched focuses on the story of three people: the enigmatic Nawal and her children, the twins, Simon and Jeanne. The harmony of their coexistence is disrupted by Nawal’s sudden loss of will to live and her adamant decision to remain silent for life, without any explanation of her motive. In her will, she entrusts her adult daughter and son with a special task: Simon must find their father, whom they thought was dead, and Jeanne must find their brother, whom they did not even know they had. What follows is a long journey to the places of their origin, replete with difficult questions and hushed-up secrets, which radically transforms Simon and Jeanne’s identities. Scorched, the play and the staging, explore universal questions and cover the entire spectrum of impact that war has on the psychological and social condition of society. They enquire the possibility of reconciliation and the re-establishment of a community after the brutality and atrocities of neo-colonial wars. They also explore the issue of falsification of the past and silence, which is in many ways the guiding line of the performance. They raise key questions about what and in the name of what we as a society and individuals are constantly silent about, and what happens to those who take courage and break that silence in the name of a higher goal or promise. Struggling with the multifaceted brutal nature of the hushed-up family past, Scorched explores the possibility of love as overcoming the traumas of hatred and horror.
Tibor Hrs Pandur

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Eva Mahkovic

Drama Igralec: Eva Mahkovic | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Tibor Hrs Pandur

Drama Igralec: Tibor Hrs Pandur | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Urša Vidic

Drama Igralec: Urša Vidic | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Marina Sremac

Drama Igralec: Marina Sremac | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Branko Rožman

Drama Igralec: Branko Rožman | odpri ustvarjalca

CHOREOGRAPHER

Tanja Zgonc

Drama Igralec: Tanja Zgonc | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Borut Bučinel

Drama Igralec: Borut Bučinel | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (STUDENT)

Jaka Smerkolj Simoneti

Drama Igralec: Jaka Smerkolj Simoneti | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER

Sara Slivnik

Drama Igralec: Sara Slivnik | odpri ustvarjalca

HISTORICAL CONSULTANT

Natalie Zemon Davis

Drama Igralec: Natalie Zemon Davis | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Rok ViharDrama Igralec: Rok Vihar | odpri igralca

Doctor

Tina VrbnjakDrama Igralec: Tina Vrbnjak | odpri igralca

Abdessamad

Benjamin KrnetićDrama Igralec: Benjamin Krnetić | odpri igralca

Militiaman 1

Timon ŠturbejDrama Igralec: Timon Šturbej | odpri igralca

Militiaman 2

Zvone HribarDrama Igralec: Zvone Hribar | odpri igralca

Mansour, prison guide

Zvone HribarDrama Igralec: Zvone Hribar | odpri igralca

Photographer

Janez ŠkofDrama Igralec: Janez Škof | odpri igralca

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