49th Week of Slovenian Drama

Ivan Cankar

At Dawn

Prešeren Theatre Kranj

Schedule

27.03.2019 at 19:00 Prešeren Theatre Kranj, hall

Crew

Director Žiga Divjak

Author of adaptation and dramaturg Katarina Morano

Stage designer Tina Mohorović

Costume designer Tina Pavlović

Language consultant Maja Cerar

Composer Blaž Gracar

Lighting designer David Orešič

Make-up artist Matej Pajntar

Cast

Anka’s mother, Someone, Woman no. 2, Lady with flowers, Clothes vendor, Child, Lady telling stories, Young man, Mara, Someone: Vesna Jevnikar

Anka’s father, Someone, The fat cashier, Ribbon vendor, Engine driver, Waiter, Policeman, Child, Father (Seamstress), Daddy, The Gentleman on the square: Peter Musevski

Anka’s Sister, Girl no. 2, Someone, Fat woman, Leather vendor, Child, She (Seamstress), mother: Vesna Pernarčič

Girl no. 1, Someone, Confectioner, Shoes vendor, Child, Marko: Blaž Setnikar

Anka, Minca: Vesna Slapar

Girl no. 3, Someone, Woman no. 3, Jeweller, Child, He (Seamstress), Vicar: Aljoša Ternovšek

Narrator, Ms. Riegel, Someone, Hat vendor, Child, Verger, Jernej: Gregor Zorc (guest appearance)

About the performance

The basis for the performance At Dawn is longing for something better, for a more real, more nuanced, more sensible life, which pervades Cankar’s selected stories. A fourteen-year-old girl who works from seven to seven dreams of a forest and golden baked cakes; a seamstress providing for her fragile elderly parents dreams, with her beloved by her side, how she will one day sew curtains for their home; a lady who smokes and talks dreams how one day she will no longer be tired: a starving boy dreams about a big city and big books and how one day he’ll at least have enough to keep his stomach quiet; a tired rebel dreams that justice exists somewhere …

Every one of the stories includes a moment in which anything seems possible, a moment when dawn gives a promise of something better, a brighter future, a moment in which, even though they’re entrenched in mud, they can fly. Can dawn throw light onto more than a dilapidated muddy room when it sends light into the everyday of people on the margin?

Can it show more than the inevitable reality and entrapment of that day that goes on and on and spreads to other days, centuries, all the way until now? Bodies change, destinies remain the same.

Photo gallery

At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank
At Dawn <em>Photo: Nada Žgank </em>
Photo: Nada Žgank

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