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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

The Crazy Locomotive

Original title: Szalona lokomotywa

First Slovene Production

Director

Jernej Lorenci

Opening night

15 September 2012
Small Stage

Duration:

90 minutes

The Crazy Locomotive, which Witkacy wrote in 1923, is one of his shortest and most powerful plays. Two master criminals, Prince Tréfaldi and his associate Travaillac, who have been masquerading as a railroad engineer and his fireman, seize control of a locomotive and resolve to smash it into another train at high speed in order to bring about “God’s Judgement,” a cataclysm on a cosmic scale, and experience the Mystery of Existence. When Sophia, the engineer’s wife, and Julia, the fireman’s fiancée, join their men aboard the fast-moving train, unforeseen sexual complications arise, and the demonic Sophia is thrown bodily out of the locomotive. Then the appearance of the conductor, passengers, and the banal reality which Tréfaldi and Travaillac had hoped to flee totally destroys the purity of their metaphysical journey through space. The tracks cannot take them out of this world into another dimension, but only along a predictable route to known human disaster and into the hands of the authorities. In its handling of dynamic tensions and accelerating tempos, The Crazy Locomotive is one of Witkacy’s masterpieces, showing the playright’s ability to find a telling theatrical image and develop its multiple associations for maximum effect.
(D. Gerould)

International festival

tampere

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Darja Dominkuš

Drama Igralec: Darja Dominkuš | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Branko Rožman

Drama Igralec: Branko Rožman | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Eva Kraševec

Drama Igralec: Eva Kraševec | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Belinda Radulović

Drama Igralec: Belinda Radulović | odpri ustvarjalca

CHOREOGRAPHER AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Gregor Luštek

Drama Igralec: Gregor Luštek | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Pascal Mérat

Drama Igralec: Pascal Mérat | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Eva Kokalj

Drama Igralec: Eva Kokalj | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Janez ŠkofDrama Igralec: Janez Škof | odpri igralca

Siegfried Tenser

Aljaž Jovanović

Nicholas Slobok

Maja SeverDrama Igralec: Maja Sever | odpri igralca

Sophia Tenser

Tina VrbnjakDrama Igralec: Tina Vrbnjak | odpri igralca/Tamara Avguštin

Julia Tomasik

Matija RozmanDrama Igralec: Matija Rozman | odpri igralca/Boris MihaljDrama Igralec: Boris Mihalj | odpri igralca

Turbulence Guster

Zvone HribarDrama Igralec: Zvone Hribar | odpri igralca

Conductor

Rok ViharDrama Igralec: Rok Vihar | odpri igralca

John Cackleson

Katja Levstik/Vanja PlutDrama Igralec: Vanja Plut | odpri igralca

Jeanne Cackleson

Nino Raffanelli/Jože Jelenc/Zoran Košir

Contralto

Awards

2016

Jernej Lorenci – The Anđelko Štimac Award 2016 for the best director at the Rijeka Festival

Tina VrbnjakThe Veljko Maričić Award for the best young actress at the Rijeka Festival

2014

Jernej Lorenci – Prešeren Fund Award for Directing

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Festivals

2016

23rd International Small Scene Theatre Festival Rijeka, Croatia

56th Ohrid Summer Festival, Ohrid, Macedonia

2015

25th Festival of Croatian Drama “Days of Marko Marulić”, Split, Croatia

8th TESZT 2015 – Euroregional Theatre Festival Timişoara, Romania

15th Spaf – 2015 Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Daehakro Arts Theatre, Seoul, South Korea

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