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Dea Loher


Original title: Diebe
First Slovenian production


Ivana Djilas

Opening night

22 September 2018
Main Stage


160 minutes inc. interval


Creative team


Mojca Kranjc

Drama Igralec: Mojca Kranjc | odpri ustvarjalca


Darja Dominkuš

Drama Igralec: Darja Dominkuš | odpri ustvarjalca


Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca


Jelena Proković

Drama Igralec: Jelena Proković | odpri ustvarjalca


Boštjan Gombač

Drama Igralec: Boštjan Gombač | odpri ustvarjalca


Maša Kagao Knez

Drama Igralec: Maša Kagao Knez | odpri ustvarjalca


Vesna Krebs

Drama Igralec: Vesna Krebs | odpri ustvarjalca


Mojca Sarjaš

Drama Igralec: Mojca Sarjaš | odpri ustvarjalca


Sara Slivnik

Drama Igralec: Sara Slivnik | odpri ustvarjalca


Katarina Šavs

Drama Igralec: Katarina Šavs | odpri ustvarjalca


Jurij ZrnecDrama Igralec: Jurij Zrnec | odpri igralca

Finn Tomason

Nina ValičDrama Igralec: Nina Valič | odpri igralca

Linda Tomason, his sister

Aleš Valič

Erwin Tomason, their father

Rok ViharDrama Igralec: Rok Vihar | odpri igralca

Tomas Tomason

Vanja PlutDrama Igralec: Vanja Plut | odpri igralca

Monika Tomason

Bojan EmeršičDrama Igralec: Bojan Emeršič | odpri igralca

Mr. Schmitt, Gerhard

Saša PavčekDrama Igralec: Saša Pavček | odpri igralca

Mrs. Schmitt, Ida

Gregor BakovićDrama Igralec: Gregor Baković | odpri igralca

Josef Erbarmen

Eva JesenovecDrama Igralec: Eva Jesenovec | odpri igralca

Mira Halbe

Saša MihelčičDrama Igralec: Saša Mihelčič | odpri igralca

Gaby Nowotny

Boris MihaljDrama Igralec: Boris Mihalj | odpri igralca

Rainer Machatschek

Silva ČušinDrama Igralec: Silva Čušin | odpri igralca

Ira Davidoff

Thieves (2010) is considered one of the best contemporary German plays. The premiere in the Berlin-based Deutsches Theater was soon followed by productions in many foreign countries. Our staging will present the acclaimed German playwright in Slovenia for the first time. In Thieves, Dea Loher uses her refined dramaturgical insightfulness to intertwine fragmentary episodes of twelve characters bumping into each other in different constellations and in separate scenes. Their respective microcosms become part of a complex network of personal interactions creating an idiosyncratic tragicomic panorama of contemporary humanity.
The play presents numerous minor events, ephemeral situations and predicaments of long-term couples. One morning, Finn wakes up to a realisation that he does not want to get up, his sister Linda has seen a wolf, but does not know who to talk to about this, their father Erwin needs a cataract surgery, but would rather discuss the weather or the stars. Monika Tomason is offered a job promotion, under the condition, however, that she goes to work abroad. Mr and Mrs Schmidt feel they are being observed by an animal that keeps leaving traces, but they never see it. The pregnant Mira does not want to have her baby. Josef, the father, is really keen on the idea and decides to solve Mira’s problem. Ira’s husband disappeared from a hotel room, and police officer Tomas is making notes on it. Gabi has narrowly escaped Rainer’s attack and is asking the police officer whether she can report the attack later, should he go after her again.
Thieves showcase stories of fragile lives, inexplicable actions and complex emotional combinations on the edge of reason, thus inviting a reflection on everyday lives of contemporary individuals.

Sometimes, I don’t know why I’m unhappy. I’ve no idea what would make me happy. Even when I realise that I actually don’t lack anything, that the moment I live in is relatively good, that we live in objective abundance, that I have a family I have always wanted, we are all healthy, my parents are alive, I do for a living what I’ve always wanted to do, it’s sunny outside and nature is beautiful, I sometimes feel anxious and cannot get out of bed in the morning, my blood pressure is too high, I have greasy hair and I take comfort in food. Isn’t it unbelievable how we fail to appreciate what’s right in front of us, and how we keep on longing? This play presents people who keep on longing, but do not know what for. It’s about how funny they are. It’s about me.

Ivana Djilas



Nina ValičStane Sever Fund Award