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Teden slovenske drame


Prešernovo in Mladinsko

Baptismal performance, première 
Opening performance of the 46th Week of Slovenian Drama 

Butnskala as a cult radio drama and a recording, rewound so often that it made cassette players burn out, and Butnskala as a graphic novel drawn by Marko Derganc in 2014, have become the starting point and the base for an original theatre performance directed by Vito Taufer, probably the biggest connoisseur of Emil Filipčič’s opus, as well as its top director. At the Prešeren Theatre Kranj and the Mladinsko Theatre we’re convinced that this is the high, and the right, time for the first professional staging of Butnskala and that ever since it was first created until today, the only thing that has changed is that the situation regarding the butnglavci is direr and more acute. The events in this (no longer) radio play link easily, and almost eerily, not only to the past, but also to the present, although in completely different social and political circumstances. Which is unfortunate, of course, although the performance will certainly make us laugh until we cry.