Euripides: The Bacchae

LOCATION: Fortress Minor, Mali Brijun LANGUAGE: Croatian, with English subtitles PRODUCTION: Theatre Ulysses The boat (Fažana – Mali Brijun) leaves at 8:30 PM.   There are twelve women in group psychotherapy. Each of them with her own burden and desires seeking refuge from the patriarchal, capitalist, ruthless world where it has become inadmissible to show […]

LOCATION: Fortress Minor, Mali Brijun
LANGUAGE: Croatian, with English subtitles
PRODUCTION: Theatre Ulysses

The boat (Fažana – Mali Brijun) leaves at 8:30 PM.

 

There are twelve women in group psychotherapy. Each of them with her own burden and desires seeking refuge from the patriarchal, capitalist, ruthless world where it has become inadmissible to show any weakness or lose control. On the path to liberation from the state of compulsive normality, they enter the mythic world of Euripides’ Bacchae and lead us to a profound journey into the human nature: through the eternal conflict of the Apollonian and Dionysian principles, the reason on which the Western civilization and our primal instincts, fears and needs are established.

 

 

“The result is the actor’s performance of an extremely rebellious energy, like dark swarming, and immediately afterwards a song of individual female voices. The performance ambience, however, does not remind us of the occasional gathering of street demonstrations, but of the elevated rituality of collective entry into the mystery of genuine gathering around dark emotions. (…) This is the first direction of The Bacchae which I had seen in a long time in which Bacchae have both indefinitely their own faces (individually presented to the public) and a common song of rebellion.”(Natasa Govedic for Novi List, July 2018)

 

Shows

Based on translation by: LADA KAŠTELAN
Director: LENKA UDOVIČKI
Dramaturge: ŽELJKA UDOVIČIĆ PLEŠTINA
Costume and set design: BJANKA ADŽIĆ URSULOV
Composers: NIGEL OSBORNE, DAVOR ROCCO
Choreographer: STAŠA ZUROVAC
Light designer: ANDREJ HAJDINJAK
Sound designer: DAVOR ROCCO
Assistant director: SENDI BAKOTIĆ
Correpetition: VALNEA ŽAUHAR
Hair and make up: MARIJA BINGULA
Professional Associate – Psychoanalyst: STANISLAV MATAČIĆ

 

CAST

 

Dionysus: KATARINA BISTROVIĆ DARVAŠ

Pentheus: IVANA KRIZMANIĆ

Cadmus: DUBRAVKA MILETIĆ

Tiresias : LUCIJA ŠERBEDŽIJA

Agave: SENKA BULIĆ

Bacchae:

LUCIJA BARIŠIĆ, HRVOJKA BEGOVIĆ, JELENA GRAOVAC, MILICA MANOJLOVIĆ, DORA POLIĆ VITEZ, BARBARA PRPIĆ, URŠA RAUKAR