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Miha Nemec, Nejc Valenti

The Blue Monkey Hotel

Original title: Hotel Modra opica

Director

Miha Nemec

Opening nights

19 September 2014
Mestno gledališče Ptuj

10 October 2014
Small Stage

Duration:

135 minutes inc. interval

The new play The Blue Monkey Hotel is based on real events that took place during the 1913/1914 season at the Provincial Theatre in Ljubljana. The period was marked by the approach of the looming Great War, heralding not only a financial crisis but even more, a fundamental change in the way of thinking and system of values. The theatre as an institution and art form is most vulnerable during such tectonic changes, resulting in its “care” being manifested through reduced funding and an appeal for commercialisation and amateurism.
The play focuses on an episode in the career (and life) of the great Slovenian actor and director Ignacij Borštnik (1858–1919) who was called back from Zagreb to Ljubljana to save the Slovenian theatre from the crisis. The task itself was too demanding for the tired artist of the old school, and the local Slovenian environment itself did not prove supportive either. Intrigue, vanity, envy, party struggles and plain old profit-making were effectively hiding behind the high-flying words. Before the season was even completed, Borštnik literally fled back to Zagreb, the world witnessed the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Sarajevo and the Provincial Theatre in Ljubljana re-opened as a cinema.

Creators

Creative team

CO-PRODUCER

Mestno gledališče Ptuj

Drama Igralec: Mestno gledališče Ptuj | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Nejc Valenti

Drama Igralec: Nejc Valenti | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Bjanka Adžić Ursulov

Drama Igralec: Bjanka Adžić Ursulov | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Petra Veber

Drama Igralec: Petra Veber | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Teo Collori

Drama Igralec: Teo Collori | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Arko

Drama Igralec: Arko | odpri ustvarjalca

CHOREOGRAPHER

Leja Jurišić

Drama Igralec: Leja Jurišić | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Petra Veber

Drama Igralec: Petra Veber | odpri ustvarjalca

COACH

Aleksandra Čermelj

Drama Igralec: Aleksandra Čermelj | odpri ustvarjalca

RING DESIGNER

Martina Lončar

Drama Igralec: Martina Lončar | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Gregor BakovićDrama Igralec: Gregor Baković | odpri igralca

Ignacij Borštnik

Maja SeverDrama Igralec: Maja Sever | odpri igralca

Zofija Borštnik

Veronika DrolcDrama Igralec: Veronika Drolc | odpri igralca

Mrs Češarek

Alojz Svete

Fran Govekar

Rok ViharDrama Igralec: Rok Vihar | odpri igralca

Etbin Kristan

Miranda Trnjanin

Cara Negri

Boris MihaljDrama Igralec: Boris Mihalj | odpri igralca

Ivan Štefe

Zvone HribarDrama Igralec: Zvone Hribar | odpri igralca

Ivan Tavčar

Festivals

2015

24th Days of Comedy, Celje

45th Week of Slovenian Drama, Kranj

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