Dario Fo

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Directed by Maja Maletković

Translation: Ivo Juriša, Adaptation/Dramaturge: Sara Radojković, Set Designer: Vera Stanišić, Costume Designer: Vladislava Joldžić, Composer/Sound Designer: Danica Vujošević, Speech: Ljiljana Mrkić Popović,

The opening night is scheduled for 22nd April, 2016 at 8.30pm at Studio stage at YDT
Second performance: 27th April  

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 in the death of an anarchist seeing as behind the mask of comedy lurks a world of organised crime, state corruption, political assassinations, religious confrontation and terror. Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970/71) is a stage representation of an episode from Italy’s history, better known as The Years of Lead – a wave of terrorist attacks in the late 1960s which lasted right up to early 1980s.

Fo’s plays, with Accidental Death being one of the best known, have been translated into at least thirty languages and when it comes to staging outside Italy, it is recommended that the text be adapted to local socio-political circumstances. Dario Fo is a left-wing artists, similar to Elfriede Jelinek, and the two not only share their political beliefs but also their love for Marxism, revolution and socialism, Brecht and political theatre in general.

Premiere: 22 April 2016

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