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Teden slovenske drame

Simona Semenič

while I almost ask for more or the parable of the ruler and wisdom

SNT Drama Ljubljana

Crew

Director: Primož Ekart
Dramaturg: Eva Kraševec
Stage designer: Branko Hojnik
Assistant to stage designer: Urša Vidic
Costume designer: Belinda Radulović
Music: Mitja Tavčar
Lighting designer: Andrej Hajdinjak
Language consultant: Arko
Student auditor: Brina Rafaela Klampfer

 

Cast

Sofija: Silva Čušin
Vladimir: Janez Škof
Bogomir: Klemen Slakonja
Branimir: Klemen Janežič
Vera: Maja Sever
Nada: Barbara Cerar
Ljuba: Tina Vrbnjak
Drummer: Mitja Tavčar/Uroš Nemanič

About the performance

Original title: medtem ko skoraj rečem še ali prilika o vladarju in modrosti

baptismal performance

Première: 24 April 2015, Small stage
120 minutes, no interval

In some unspecified past, a king with two ministers is ruling a country. The ministers come from two poles: one evaluates the crisis in the country realistically and has constructive suggestions for solution of the problems, the other helps to create problems that demand ruling with a hard hand and justify different dubious ruling measures. The ruler, obviously, listens to the second minister: as hunger, poverty and discontent spread through the exhausted country, an external enemy needs to be invented and troops consolidated.

We enter the story through the double optics of the government and the people, a male and a female perspective, the central one, which rules, and the peripheral, which reaps the consequences. Dualism is mercilessly obvious, as is the co-dependency between the poles. Although the central scene is the king’s palace, the government businesses of the mighty sovereign and his two ministers who disregard the hunger and poverty of the people seem like a familiar caricature.
(Nika Arhar, Delo)

 

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while I almost ask for more or the parable of the ruler and wisdom <em>Photo: Peter Uhan, SNG Drama</em>
Photo: Peter Uhan, SNG Drama
while I almost ask for more or the parable of the ruler and wisdom <em>Photo: Peter Uhan, SNG Drama</em>
Photo: Peter Uhan, SNG Drama
while I almost ask for more or the parable of the ruler and wisdom <em>Photo: Peter Uhan, SNG Drama</em>
Photo: Peter Uhan, SNG Drama

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