Director: Renata Vidič
Dramaturg: Eva Kraševec
Stage designer: Bine Skrt
Costume designer: Meta Sever
Music: Aldo Ivančić and actors
Language consultant: Tatjana Stanič
Lighting designer: Metod Novak
Animation: Bine Skrt, Sandi Skok
Video designer: Sandi Skok
Maks: Aljaž Jovanović
Gazda: Janez Škof
Stanko: Gregor Baković
Irena: Maša Derganc
Philosopher: Gorazd Logar
Tramp: Marko Okorn/Matija Rozman
Lorry driver: Valter Dragan
Mother Majda: Saša Pavček
Angel: Alojz Svete
Parish priest: Gorazd Logar
Parish priest’s cook: Zvezdana Mlakar
Innkeeper: Gregor Baković
Roadman: Vojko Zidar
Lorry driver’s wife: Iva Babić
About the performance
Original title: Evropa
Grum Award Winner 2014
Première: 26 September 2015, Main stage
110 minutes, no interval
With a piercing perceptiveness, Möderndorfer holds a mirror to the Slovenian social situation and uses deft comedic measures, in a spirit of farce, to parody both the national and European dreams that are quite obviously turning into their opposite.
The young intellectual Maks, who fails to come up with the rent money and is kicked out by his landlord, has no other choice but to return to his mother’s house. His homecoming, however, turns into a horrible nightmare in which the structure of dreams blends with a farcical image of the immediate future.
After the rejection by one of the Irenas in his life (both played by Maša Derganc), the central character Maks, played by the convincing Aljaž Jovanović, also lives through an unsuccessful confrontation with the hairy and aggressive prototype of a real man (Gorazd Logar) who has stolen his woman, an altercation with his landlord and, after the realisation he has nothing to live off, returns to his home village and his mother (Saša Pavček). His dignity is taken away when he is sexually
assaulted by a lorry driver (Valter Dragan) who habitually takes anyone travelling to the village for a pit stop at the meadow; and everything that follows is a bizarre derivation of all the nightmares of a "real man".
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