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Rudi Šeligo

The Wedding

Original title: Svatba

Director

Jernej Lorenci

Opening night

28 September 2013
Main Stage

Duration:

165 minutes inc. interval

Rudi Šeligo (1935-2004) was a writer, dramatist and journalist. He studied philosophy and psychology. His narrative fiction is characterized by descriptiveness and anti-psychologism, the same holds true for Šeligo’s dramas. The Wedding (1981) is a fairly independent dramatic text within Slovene drama. Sunday afternoon. Gathered in the inn are mostly superfluous folk who occupy themselves with their jobs during the week but do not know what to do with themselves, where to go with their pasts, loneliness and desperation on Sundays. The saw hand Malič, the best saw man in the country, killing time with drink far from his own family, the Gipsy woman whose husband and lover killed each other on her account, the Schizophrenic wavering between attacks of delirium and a manic aggressiveness, the Gravedigger, torturing himself with guilt because his child slipped into the water by the Savica waterfall, and his former wife, Mrs. Korbar, convinced her previous husband threw the child into the water himself, the narcomaniac Taja and the retired policeman who once violated his authority and was thus retired early. Jurij and Lenka, “God’s children”, he physically afflicted, she mentally so, in love with each other, to whom both the secular and the ecclesiastical powers have refused marriage, but who dare not consummate their love without the sacrament and a marriage certificate. On hearing of their plight, the Sunday guests decide they will marry them, despite the authorities. With a succession of wedding customs and rites they marry Jurij and Lenka who are already afraid that the neighbours who have fed and cared for the “children of God” until now, will from now on abandon them. To them the wedding is a real one, for all the others simply a game that evolves a grotesque, horrible ending.
le livre slovene, No. 1/2, annee XXIV, 1986

Creators

Creative team

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

COMPOSER

Branko Rožman

Drama Igralec: Branko Rožman | 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

Tin Grabnar

Drama Igralec: Tin Grabnar | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Maja SeverDrama Igralec: Maja Sever | odpri igralca

Mrs.Korbar, the Gravedigger's former wife

Tina VrbnjakDrama Igralec: Tina Vrbnjak | odpri igralca

Taja, a divorcée

Barbara CerarDrama Igralec: Barbara Cerar | odpri igralca

Gipsy woman

Matjaž Tribušon

Gravedigger

Aljaž Jovanović

Schizophrenic

Gregor BakovićDrama Igralec: Gregor Baković | odpri igralca

Saw man (Malič)

Vojko ZidarDrama Igralec: Vojko Zidar | odpri igralca

Retired policeman

Maja KončarDrama Igralec: Maja Končar | odpri igralca

Waitress

Awards

2014

Grand Prix of the 49th Maribor Theatre Festival

Branko Hojnik – Borštnik Award for Stage Design

Nina IvanišinBorštnik Award for Actress

Nina Ivanišin Gavella Award for Best Actress

2013

Nina IvanišinSlovenian Association of Dramatic Artists’ Award 2013 for the role of Lenka

Festivals

2014

44th Week of Slovenian Drama, Kranj

49th Maribor Theatre Festival

29th Gavella Evenings, Zagreb, Croatia

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