49th Week of Slovenian Drama

Ivo Svetina

In the Name of the Mother

Slovenian National Theatre (SNT) Drama Ljubljana

Crew

Director: Ivica Buljan

Umetniški svetovalec: Robert Waltl

Dramaturg: Mojca Kranjc

Author of the exhibition Kapital 2018: Irwin

Costume designer: Ana Savić Gecan

Composer: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar

Lighting and video designer: sonda57, Toni Soprano Meneglejte

Language consultant: Arko

Assistant to director: Luka Marcen

Assistant to costume designer: Sara Smrajc Žnidarčič

Cast

Anton Santini: Janez Škof

Katarina, his second wife: Veronika Drolc

Anton Santini jr., their son: Gal Oblak

Ivan Santini, Anton's brother, canon: Saša Tabaković

Vida Vovk, teacher in Zasip and poet: Nina Valič

Ivo Santini, Anton and Katarina's son: Klemen Janežič

Marija, born Entor, his wife: Pia Zemljič

Vladimir, ilegal name Ivo, their son: Aljaž Jovanović

Armela, their daughter: Maša Derganc

Bogdan, their son: Andraž Harauer

Vida, their daughter: Sabina Kogovšek

Leon Okrožnik, Armela's fiancé / future husband: Nik Škrlec

Egidij Matič, Vida's fiancé / future husband: Martin Mlakar

Tatjana, Bogdan Santini and Meta Štraus's daughter: Lana Bučevec

Tili: Nika Vidic

Mira, ilegal name Vlasta: Barbara Cerar

Alojz, ilegal name Štefan, her husband: Žan Brelih Hatunić

Nasta, their daughter: Julija Klavžar

Vlasta, Mira (Vlasta) and Vladimir's (Iva) daughter: Lara Fortuna

Ivo, Mira (Vlasta) and Vladimir's (Iva) son: Luka Bokšan

Nastja, Armela and Leon's daughter: Saša Pavlin Stošić

Poet; Hauptman Sterngrüber; Interrogator: Marko Mandić

About the performance

The voyage of the family S. through the 20th century is not a Carniolan version of One Hundred Years of Solitude, but a semi-documentary tale of a family originating in a village at the foot of Stol in the north of Slovenia. The great Slovenian Romantic poet Prešeren’s mother Mina was related to the family too. It is a story of a family that refused to remain a passive observer of history, but tried to become its co-creator, even though this carried along a dark shadow of doubt in life and made it look for redemption underneath an empty sky, in death.

Be it a young man’s suicide because of unrequited love towards a young teacher Vida, a suicide brought upon by a loss of woods in a game of cards, or a deliberate sacrifice for a better tomorrow, for a revolution that had not yet gobbled up its own children but handed over the revolutionaries’ children to be looked after substitute mothers during the national liberation war. The children were called the little illegals. Or a little girl who spent the war with her mother in a concentration camp. A chorus of female characters, including the poet Vida Jerajeva, the daughters of revolutionaries, national heroes, who grew up in the late 1950s and early 1960s, grounds the male characters who prefer to live in the zone of ideas rather than making them come true in the real world,. In the same way as giving birth is such a joy for a woman, death is an unfathomable force, a passion for life, for struggle, for victory.
 

Ivo Svetina

Photo gallery

In the Name of the Mother <em>Photo: Peter Uhan</em>
Photo: Peter Uhan
In the Name of the Mother <em>Photo: Peter Uhan</em>
Photo: Peter Uhan
In the Name of the Mother <em>Photo: Peter Uhan</em>
Photo: Peter Uhan

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