One song a day takes mischief away

HNK Zagreb
Vjekoslav Majer – Krešo Golik – Rene Medvešek
ONE SONG A DAY TAKES MISCHIEF AWAY

LOCATION: Fortress Minor, Mali Brijun
LANGUAGE: Croatian

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

Inspired by Krešo Golik’s screenplay for one of the most popular films in the history of Croatian cinema, which was based on Vjekoslav Majer’s The Diary of Little Perica (1942), Rene Medvešek will direct a theatrical potpourri reconstructing the dying spirit of Zagreb. The play follows the European theatrical practice of treating cult films as cultural treasures, in order to inspire new generations of viewers. The story takes place in the Zagreb Upper Town between the two world wars. The Šafranek family lives there comfortably, carrying out their white-collar jobs, frequenting cafes and going on day trips. The daily rhythm that Little Perica keeps record of will be disrupted by the arrival of a charming bachelor, Mr Fulir. Medvešek’s musical staging of the story portrays the everyday life of those beloved and familiar characters who gather around the table as the central place of middle-class life, and is enriched by the broadcast from the wireless, located in the dining room. This introduces new elements to the well-known story about Mr Fulir, the Šafranek family and Aunt Mina. The audience has enthusiastically embraced this theatrical adaptation of one of the most popular Croatian films of all time.

Shows

Director: Rene Medvešek

Dramaturge: Nina Bajsić

Set designer: Tanja Lacko

Costume designer: Doris Kristić

Music assistant: Matija Antolić, Nenad Kovačić

Light designer: Aleksandar Čavlek

 

CAST:

Ana Šafranek – Tesa Litvan

Franjo Šafranek – Dušan Bućan

Gospon Fulir – Krešimir Mikić

Teta Mina – Ivana Boban

Gospon Ivo – Ivan Colarić

Munda – Ivan Glowatzky

Gospon Bajs – Dušan Gojić

Karuzo – Nikša Kušelj

Gospodična Mandl – Tesa Litvan

Gospođa Božena – Vanja Matujec

Mademoiselle Branka – Iva Mihalić

Gospođa Bajs – Vlasta Ramljak

Teta Marijana – Barbara Vicković

Gospon Varićak – Silvio Vovk

Teta Beta – Mirta Zečević

 

GLAZBENICI

klavir – Ivan Colarić

ukelele – Matija Antolić

violina – Jeremija Bundalo

harmonika – Stjepan Vuger

kontrabas – Vinko Vujec