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Less than 25 years ago, Sherman’s play (1979), revolving around the issue of homosexuality in Third Reich, was shunned by all institutional theatres. The time for an examination of such issues was simply not ripe in Slovenia. Today, the story about the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany has better chances of being staged institutionally. Nevertheless, current theatre repertoires reveal that works addressing such specific, marginal issues are still sparsely programmed. The play remains of relevance today, at a time of rising right-wing extremism and Nazism. The production fuses elements of drama, sound and video.
Translated by: Lado Kralj
Directed by: Alen Jelen
Dramaturg: Saška Rakef
Set designer: Alen Jelen, Urša Loboda
Costume designer: Tina Kolenik
Music by: Bojana Šaljić Podešva
Video: Valerie Wolf Gang
Choreographer: Ivan Peternelj
Language consultant: Klasja Zala Kovačič
Makeup designer: Emperatrizz
Assistant to director and dramaturg: Sandi Jesenik
Performed by: Jurij Drevenšek, Aleš Kranjec, Anže Zevnik, Rok Kravanja, Danijel Malalan in Anđa Rupić, Luca Skadi, Virginia Immaculata
Coproduction: ŠKUC Association, Cankarjev dom, Zavod Kolaž
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes