07.07.2017 News / Reports


Rehearsals of Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman started today at Yugoslav Drama Theatre under the direction of Slobodan Unkovski. The production is expected to open this autumn and the cast includes Dragan Mićanović, Radovan Vujović, Anita Mančić, Branko Cvejić, Branka Petrić, Nataša Tapušković, Marija Vicković, Milena Živanović, Milica Gojković, Marko Grabež, Vučić Perović, Joakim Tasić and Filip Đurić. The text was adapted for the stage by Rusomir Bogdanovski, set design by Sven Jonke, music by Zlatko Origjanski and coreography by Dimitris Sotiriu.

The novel by the American author and physicist Alan Lightman was first published in 1993 and since then has been translated into more than 40 languages. The language used in the text is rather exceptional with clear structure and rich imagination where the author reveals what Einstein was dreaming of at the time he was cobbling together his famous theory of relativity.

The CEO of Yugoslav Drama Theatre Tamara Vučković Manojlović and director Slobodan Unkovski visited New York and Boston last March where they had a number of meetings in relation to Einstein’s Dreams. They met with Lincoln Center Festival director Nigel Redden and author Alan Lightman among others. Lightman said he would come to Belgrade for the opening night.

Slobodan Unkovski has directed a number of productions at Yugoslav Drama Theatre such as Death Is Not a Bicycle (to be stolen from you) by Biljana Srbljanović (2011), As You Like It by William Shakespeare (2009), Boat of Dolls by Milena Marković (2006), The Seagull by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (2003), Tracks by Milena Marković (2002), The Powder Keg by Dejan Dukovski (1995),  L’Illusion Comique by Pierre Corneille (1991) and Croatian Faust by Slobodan Šnajder (1982).

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