Neil LaBute

The Mercy Seat

Directed by Jana Maričić

Studio YDT

Cast: Aleksandra Janković, Milan Marić

There is something archetypal in LaBute’s characters(…) If there had been rainstorm or a minor earthquake at the time, self-questioning wouldn’t have taken place, those fundamental questions between the two of them wouldn’t have been raised. But no, what is taking place outside is the end of the world [the catastrophe in New York on 11th September, 2001] and that kind of pressure makes Ben and Abbey start opening big questions. Naturally, that isn’t enough to make them heroes. But it is enough to make them people. This plays is about the fact that their dilemma and their problem could happen to anyone.

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Alan Lightman

EINSTEIN’S DREAMS

Directed by Slobodan Unkovski

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Dragan Mićanović, Radovan Vujović, Anita Mančić, Branko Cvejić, Nataša Tapušković, Branka Petrić, Marija Vicković, Milena Živanović, Vučić Perović, Marko Grabež, Milica Gojković, Filip Đurić, Joakim Tasić

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.

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THE PHYSICIST AS NOVELIST a lecture by Alan Lightman, the author of Einstein’s Dreams

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As an addition to the premiere performance of the play Einstein’s Dreams directed by Slobodan Unkovski produced by Yugoslav Drama Theatre, the Theatre will organize a lecture by Alan Lightman on the topic of correlation between art and science at the Ljuba Tadic Main Stage on 16th October at noon.

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Luigi Pirandello

Right You Are, If You Think So

Directed by Jagoš Marković

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Predrag Ejdus, Jelisaveta Sablić, Marko Janketić, Nevena Ristić, Branislav Lečić, Jasmina Avramović, Lazar Đukić, Vesna Stanković, Nenad Jezdić, Irfan Mensur, Rada Đuričin, Slobodan Tešić

In this year which marks 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello, a Nobel laureate, Yugoslav Drama Theatre  joins the celebration of this anniversary taking place around the world with the production of his play Right You Are (If You Think So).

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

Don Juan

Directed by Gorčin Stojanović

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Vojin Ćetković, Sergej Trifunović, Anđelika Simić, Vojislav Brajović, Marko Baćović, Dubravko Jovanović, Milica Janevski, Goran Daničić, Jovana Gavrilović, Slobodan Tešić, Sonja Vukićević, Katarina Jovanović

This is the first ever Yugoslav Drama Theatre production of Dom Juan – one of Molière’s most famous tragicomedies, written during the golden age of European theatre. This baroque story, directed by Gorčin Stojanović, is based on the character of Don Juan, a libertine and a womanizer who challenges this entire world and the one beyond.

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Georges Feydeau

Free Exchange Hotel

Directed by Liješević Boris

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nikola Đuričko, Dragan Jovanović, Nataša Tapušković, Anđelika Simić, Srđan Timarov, Bojan Dimitrijević, Miodrag Dragičević, Amar Ćorović, Milica Gojković, Anđela Jovanović, Tea Gjorgjioska, Sanja Marković, Marija Klanac

Boris LiješevićWhy Feydeau? Because he represents the pinnacle of the theatre, of the essential, raw, playful theatre; of the theatre which does not stem from literature but from some sort of spirituality. (…) Staging Feydeau today could be equalled to a theatre revolution.

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Dragoslav Nenadić

Under the Millstone

Directed by Egon Savin

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Boris Isaković, Anita Mančić, Marko Janketić, Jelena Petrović, Amar Ćorović, Bojan Lazarov, Nebojša Milovanović, Vesna Stanković, Milica Gojković, Miodrag Dragičević, Nenad Jezdić, Nebojša Ljubišić

The economic crises of 21st century have awakened people’s interest in the first play ever written by a young and nearly forgotten playwright Dragoslav Nenadić, one he wrote at the beginning of 20th century.

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William Shakespeare

Hamlet

Directed by Aleksandar Popovski

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nebojša Glogovac, Jasna Đuričić, Nikola Rakočević, Jovana Stojiljković, Goran Šušljik, Vlasta Velisavljević, Bojan Dimitrijević, Miloš Samolov, Boris Milivojević

live, die, repeat… Hamlet is an excellent vehicle for examining war fever, paranoia and the political situation in the world. The king is forever attending headquarter briefings. Troops are on the march; everyone is in the state of high alert, soldiers are standing guard. Camp fires and military uniforms…. foreign aggressors. Policemen patrols wearing bulletproof vests, emergency services. The madness of Prince Hamlet is not a private matter any more; the whole country is a madhouse. It is not the first time this has happened to Hamlet. He has been there many times before. And by the look of it, seems like it will carry on happening. Live, Die, Repeat…

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Dario Fo

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Directed by Maja Maletković

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nikola Đuričko, Bojan Dimitrijević, Nikola Rakočević, Miloš Samolov, Joakim Tasić, Marta Bjelica

Like a trapeze artist, the Maniac hangs above an abyss in the middle of a police station – in a plot that threatens to descend into a hilarious comedy of errors. The cast, led by Nikola Đuričko, does away with everything that defies logic…

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Elfride Jelinek

What Happened after Nora Left Her Husband; or Pillars of Society

Directed by Snežana Trišić

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nataša Tapušković, Branislav Lečić, Vojin Ćetković, Nataša Ninković, Nebojša Milovanović, Bojan Dimitrijević, Anđelika Simić, Goran Daničić, Branko Cvejić, Branka Petrić, Vesna Stanković, Andrijana Oliverić, Marko Janketić

The play What Happened after Nora Left Her Husband; or Pillars of Society by the Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, could be perceived as a sequel or a paraphrase of two plays by Ibsen – Nora (A Doll’s House) and The Pillars of Society.

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

The Imaginary Invalid

Directed by Jagoš Marković

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Dragan Mićanović, Radovan Vujović, Jelisaveta Sablić, Goran Šušljik, Vlasta Velisavljević, Bojan Dimitrijević, Nebojša Milovanović, Slobodan Tešić, The Imaginary Invalid, Mladen Sovilj, Miloš Jevtović

The Imaginary Invalid is the last play ever written by France’s greatest comic playwright and one of the greatest playwrights the world has ever known. Première is scheduled for the 24th of April.

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Heinrich von Kleist

The Broken Jug

Directed by Igor Vuk Torbica

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nebojša Glogovac, Svetozar Cvetković, Vladica Milosavljević, Ljubomir Bandović, Marko Baćović, Jovana Gavrilović, Marko Janketić, Lazar Đukić

Who smashed Frau Marthe’s jug? Who ruined young Eve’s reputation? Will her beloved Ruprecht have to go to war? Will the village judge Adam be able to find the answers to all these questions – especially on this particular day when he has suffered an injury to his head, the very day the upright court inspector from Utrecht is due to arrive? And where on Earth could he have mislaid his wig?

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Miloš Crnjanski

The Journal of Čarnojević

Directed by Miloš Lolić

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Vojislav Brajović, Branislav Lečić, Nikola Đuričko, Vojin Ćetković, Milan Marić, Stefan Bundalo, Hristina Popović, The Journal of Čarnojević, Milena Živanović, Marko Grabež

In The Čarnojević Diary we wander in the experiences of war all the time, each of those experiences shifting the focus off the war and onto something else, something else of importance – the erotic even. So now this clinch of Eros and Thanatos, their intertwining, becomes a much more significant subject than the unfortunate fate of the young Austrian Hungarian soldier.(Miloš Lolić)

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Milena Marković

Dragonslayers

Directed by Iva Milošević

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nikola Rakočević, Mirjana Karanović, Radovan Vujović, Srđan Timarov, Dubravka Kovjanić, Milan Marić, Jovana Gavrilović

The piece is written as a “heroic cabaret”, in a form of an ironic history lesson, and tells the known story of the assassination using bustling poetic language to express the key demand – the demand for freedom. It is not a historical play, but a contemporary piece which examines the position of today’s young man and his need to express the demand – to be free.

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Aleksander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky

A Profitable Position

Directed by Egon Savin

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nikola Rakočević, Branislav Lečić, Jelisaveta Sablić, Predrag Ejdus, Srđan Timarov, Jovana Gavrilović, Anđelika Simić, Bogdan Diklić, Milena Živanović, Nebojša Ljubišić, Stefan Bundalo, Slobodan Tešić, Marko Ajvaz, Anđela Krvavac

In a society in which corruption becomes a social norm, and how to curry favor with the higher-ranked is more important than education, it is a matter of survival to find a profitable position.
Egon Savin: The comedy Profitable Position takes place in a milieu of powerful civil servants and suddenly wealthy Moscow merchants …

 

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Harold Pinter

Betrayal

Directed by Goran Šušljik

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nataša Tapušković, Gordan Kičić, Nebojša Dugalić, Slobodan Tešić

A deceptively traditional story involving a love triangle that takes us on a journey through marriage, infidelity, duplicity, deception and betrayal. Harold Pinter created a world where love is simultaneously glorified and reviled.

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment

Directed by Ana Tomović

Studio YDT

Cast: Nikola Rakočević, Ljubomir Bandović, Milena Živanović, Bogdan Diklić, Dubravko Jovanović, Slobodan Tešić, Aleksandar Radojičić, Uroš Jakovljević

“The concept is such that the crime per se already contains punishment, that the two are impossible to separate. Raskolnikov would gladly separate the two, commit crime without punishment, because he thinks he shouldn’t be punished; maybe somebody else should, some ordinary person certainly, but he shouldn’t because he has the ability to “utter a new word”. (the director Ana Tomović about the play)

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Ivo Andrić

The Woman from Sarajevo

Directed by Gorčin Stojanović

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nataša Ninković, Vojislav Brajović, Nataša Tapušković, Srđan Timarov, Jasmina Avramović, Milan Marić, Marko Baćović, Vesna Stanković, Anđelika Simić, Stefan Bundalo, Dejan Dedić

Following the division in the original novel by Andrić into two parts, one taking place in Sarajevo and the other one in Belgrade, the production of The Woman from Sarajevo directed by Gorčin Stojanović is also divided in two parts.

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William Shakespeare

Othello

Directed by Miloš Lolić

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Vojin Ćetković, Nikola Đuričko, Milena Živanović, Branislav Lečić, Goran Daničić, Radovan Vujović, Dubravka Kovjanić, Ljiljana Međeši, Nikola Rakočević, Dubravko Jovanović, Stefan Bundalo, Dejan Dedić, Ivan Pantović

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s four great tragedies, the immortal story of jealousy, lust, envy and hatred with Vojin Cetković as Othello and Nikola Đuričko as Yago – both of them at the peak of their acting careers – and directed by Miloš Lolić, one of the most successful and most exciting young directors of the generation.

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Branislav Nušić

A Suspicious Person

Directed by Jagoš Marković

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nebojša Glogovac, Jelisaveta Sablić, Dragan Mićanović, Radovan Vujović, Bojan Dimitrijević, Vlasta Velisavljević, Nebojša Milovanović, Milan Marić, Lana Karaklajić, Aleksandar Radojičić, Božidar Zuber

First great comedy by a famous comic playwright and one of the most popular, funniest and most daring plays originally written in Serbian. The country seemed to be undergoing a period of change, new traditions and habits replaced old ones, influences from the East and the West vied with those from the North and South …

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Biljana Srbljanović

Death is not a bicycle (to be stolen from you)

Directed by Slobodan Unkovski

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Anita Mančić, Vojislav Brajović, Branislav Lečić, Jasmina Avramović, Goran Šušljik, Sloboda Mićalović/Vesna Stanković, Ljubomir Bandović, Ivana Vuković

The world within this new play by Biljana Srbljanović is replete with characters that also exist in our own world: nasty, pampered children, infantile middle-aged weaklings and middle-aged women trapped in vicious circles of their unfulfilled marriages …

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Publius Ovidius Naso

Metamorphoses

Directed by Aleksandar Popovski

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Nebojša Glogovac, Tamara Vučković, Nikola Đuričko, Nataša Tapušković, Goran Šušljik, Nada Šargin, Radovan Vujović, Marija Vicković/Milena Živanović

Written exactly two thousand years ago, this narrative poem remains one of the most widely read works of the Golden Age of Latin literature. It represents the history of the world, from the Creation to Ovid’s times. The story is told through a series of myths, all of which contain the element of bodily transformation. Director Aleksandar Popovski has turned this masterpiece of classical literature into a play which depicts life and relations between people as a series of inevitable transformations.

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Terry Johnson

Hysteria

Directed by Ivan Vuković

Studio YDT

Cast: Mladen Andrejević, Goran Jevtić, Suzana Lukić, Nebojša Ljubišić

A Psychoanalytical vaudeville: what happened when the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud and prince of surrealism Salvador Dali met in London in 1937. Hilariously dark and eerily funny play by Terry Johnson has won the Laurence Olivier Award for best comedy, the most important award for drama in the English language.

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Notes from the Underground

Directed by Ana Đorđević

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Srđan Timarov, Marko Baćović, Jelena Trkulja, Ljubomir Bandović, Bojan Lazarov, Đorđe Marković, Slobodan Tešić

After her work on The Timetable of Andreas Sam, based on prose writings by Danilo Kiš, and The Kraut Girl by Laza Lazarević, Ana Đorđević decided to tackle another important work of literature. With the help of her assistants and an inspired cast she has managed to bring to the stage the irrational beauty of a Dostoyevsky classic.

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Ivor Martinić

A Play About Mirjana And Those Around Her

Directed by Iva Milošević

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Mirjana Karanović, Jelena Petrović, Branka Petrić, Marko Baćović, Anđelika Simić, Feđa Stojanović, Cvijeta Mesić, Bojan Lazarov

After their work on productions such as Shopping & Fucking, Bash and Phaedra’s Love, the same team gathered around director Iva Milošević decided to produce a work by a young playwright from Zagreb on the “Bojan Stupica” stage, showing us the lives of Mirjana and those around her – passing their days in quiet, suffocating existence, worrying about the same banal things …

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Laza Lazarević

The Kraut Girl

Directed by Ana Đorđević

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Radovan Vujović, Marija Vicković, Bojana Maljević, Milena Vasić, Nebojša Milovanović, Bojan Lazarov

This play is based on one of the most beautiful and saddest short stories of Serbian realism, The Kraut Girl by Laza Lazarević. It is a story from the 19th century, about a young man from Serbia studying abroad. In this faraway, rich, learned world he learns how to control both his shame and his pride in order to be happy …

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

Tartuffe

Directed by Egon Savin

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Branka Petrić, Boris Isaković, Sloboda Mićalović, Radovan Vujović, Milica Gojković, Milan Marić, Marko Baćović, Dragan Mićanović, Anita Mančić, Slobodan Tešić, Ana Stanković, Marko Janketić

One of the most powerful, bravest and most lucid works by the greatest comic playwright in the history of French and world theatre. This comedy about hypocrisy was, at the time it was written, banned by the very same hypocrites because it was too provocative, too freethinking, too lucid and daring …

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Branislav Nušić

It Had To Be So

Directed by Egon Savin

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Predrag Ejdus, Branka Petrić, Anita Mančić, Jelena Petrović, Nebojša Dugalić, Mihailo Janketić, Miodrag Radovanović, Radovan Vujović/Miloš Anđelković, Vojin Ćetković, Ana Simić/Jelena Angelovski, Ana Stanković, Ivan Pantović

This authentic and full blown melodrama, one of the rare ones in our literary tradition, was written by the most prolific and most popular Serbian comic playwright. This exciting and touching tale takes place in old Belgrade and shows how vanity and envy, irresponsibility and avarice, pride and selfishness in one family – and in a society ruled by money – can destroy a life of a decent human being, torn between love and duty.

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Biljana Srbljanović

Locusts

Directed by Mijač Dejan

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Isidora Minić, Boris Isaković, Aleksandra Janković, Svetozar Cvetković, Maša Dakić/Suzana Lukić, Jasmina Avramović, Vojislav Brajović, Miodrag Radovanović, Vlasta Velisavljević/Mihailo Janketić, Branko Cvejić, Branka Petrić

A presenter in an influential TV show meets with his new acquaintance, a young clairvoyant, with the intention of taking advantage of her gifts in order to gain information linked to plans and lives of members of the political elite …

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William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice

Directed by Egon Savin

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Cast: Irfan Mensur, Predrag Ejdus, Goran Šušljik, Dragan Mićanović, Miodrag Radovanović, Goran Daničić, Anđelika Simić, Tanja Pjevac, Nebojša Milovanović, Srđan Timarov, Pavle Pekić, Milan Marić, Goran Jevtić/Boris Milivojević, Nemanja Milunović, Ana Stanković, Anđela Krvavac, Milica Petrović, Nebojša Rako, Miloš Milić

Shakespeare’s dark comedy about passionate and blind friendship and an ever more passionate and blind hate, privileges and humiliation, lust for money, love and justice. Director Egon Savin has placed it in an environment that resembles Italy in the early years of fascism.

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WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR?

Directed by Haris Pašović

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Why and for what purpose are the people willing to give their lives for? From jihadists and kamikaze and the Nazi suicide squads and Tamil Tigers and other evil causes to the noble causes of the people who sacrificed their lives for freedom and equality. It is an energetic, dynamic and engaging show – contemporary and urgent.

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WTF WE DOING HERE? (MIXER HOUSE INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION)

Directed by Maja Maletković

Studio YDT

Cast: Maja Maletković, Dunja Sabljić, Željko Maksimović, Oleg Misirača

The production is in English and deals with the so called brain drain phenomenon. The point of departure is the fact that every year many young educated people decide to leave their country and move abroad.

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Tom Kempinski

Duet for One

Directed by Nataša Radulović

Studio YDT

Cast:

Guest performance by the National Theatre Sombor.

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Mira Furlan

Till Death Do Us Part

Directed by Miki Manojlović

Studio YDT

Cast: Anita Mančić, Jasna Đuričić, Miki Manojlović, Jovana Gavrilović

The play by Mira Furlan Till Death Do Us Part is a family drama, whose content and form are comparable with some of the best playwrights of the twentieth century and the beginning of the new millennium.

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Howard Zin

Marx in Soho

Directed by Vlatko Ilić

Studio YDT

Cast: Vladica Milosavljević

Miroslav Krleža

In Agony

Directed by Đorđević Ana

Studio YDT

Cast: Marija Vicković, Radovan Vujović, Branko Cvejić

Guest performance of “Beoart 2015″ independent production.

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Logic of 29 February

Directed by

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

An evening with Herta Müller, a Nobel Prize winner

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LP Duo: Sonja Lončar and Andrija Pavlović

The Quantum Music

Directed by

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Orhan Pamuk

SNOW

Directed by Ersan Mondtag

Ljuba Tadić Theatre

Guest performance of 51 BITEF 17 in the production of Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany

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