Accessibility

Ivo Prijatelj

“Totenbirt”

First production

Director

Mile Korun

Opening night

2 October 2010
Main Stage

Duration:

165 minutes

The play “Totenbirt” by Ivo Prijatelj (“Totenbirt” means a pub near the churchyard, where people gather for a funeral reception in honour of the deceased. The same word is used for the proprietor of the pub; the word is dialect, it literally means a publican of the dead.) starts in medias res, in the middle of a craftsman’s regular day, in the pub near the church—a place where both business and existential questions are hashed out. Family relations and business go hand in hand in this community; the pub hosts generational conflicts, midlife crises and stories of friendship and love. Cruel materialism and the fight for survival don’t leave room for a poetic path through life. Nevertheless, the author offers an escape into a transcendent world where old traumas might finally be solved. The authentic, everyday spoken language of Slovene semi-urban life and a narrative based on folk wisdom and contemporary issues are complemented by a uniquely poetic approach which offers a bridge between realism and symbolism in this play.

Creators

Creative team

DRAMATURG

Mojca Kranjc

Drama Igralec: Mojca Kranjc | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Janja Korun

Drama Igralec: Janja Korun | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Janja Korun

Drama Igralec: Janja Korun | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Barbara Korun

Drama Igralec: Barbara Korun | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Milan Podlogar

Drama Igralec: Milan Podlogar | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Barbara Korun

Drama Igralec: Barbara Korun | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Branko ŠturbejDrama Igralec: Branko Šturbej | odpri igralca

Štef Anderlič

Zvezdana MlakarDrama Igralec: Zvezdana Mlakar | odpri igralca

Eli Anderlič

Aljaž Jovanović

Marko Fijavž

Valter DraganDrama Igralec: Valter Dragan | odpri igralca

Tom Roblek

Maja KončarDrama Igralec: Maja Končar | odpri igralca

Marta Fijavž Roblek - Martika

Saša TabakovićDrama Igralec: Saša Tabaković | odpri igralca

Robi Roblek

Marijana BreceljDrama Igralec: Marijana Brecelj | odpri igralca

Agata Jurkovič - Jurkovička

Tanja Martinuzzi

Ivek's mother

Ivo BanDrama Igralec: Ivo Ban | odpri igralca

Rudi Markelj

Marko Okorn

Škofic

Klemen Slakonja

Tičo

Andrej Nahtigal

The late Južek

Gregor BakovićDrama Igralec: Gregor Baković | odpri igralca

The late Frenki

Festivals

2011

41. Slovenian Drama Week, Kranj

Close