49th Week of Slovenian Drama

Rok Vilčnik rokgre

Tarzan (HNK)

Croatian National Theatre Zadar

Schedule

03.04.2019 at 20:00 Prešeren Theatre Kranj, hall

Crew

Director: Matjaž Latin

Stage designer: Ljerka Hribar

Costume designer: Marija Šarić Ban

Music: Ivan Ivić

Choreographer: Lada Petrovski Ternovšek

Lighting designer: Ivo Nižić

Cast

Tarzan: Alen Liverić

Jane: Žana Bumber

Hyaena Mike: Dean Krivačić

Impresario: Mimi Zadarski

About the performance

Tarzan and Jane in the jungle – what could be happening to this paradigmatic romantic couple that has removed all the obstacles on the way to their love?

At a first glance, all that happens to all other couples: small misunderstandings and disagreements, a little bit of jealousy and perhaps even some ennui, mostly about the jungle and uncomfortable living circumstances. When the smooth and cosmopolitan Mike enters the scene, the scene has long been set for a schism. Mike charms Jane when he selflessly provides her with civilisational goods, but this is just his route to the treasures the jungle hides. The dialogue in the play is at first sight light-hearted and deft, extremely entertaining, but the play that takes place in a seemingly remote jungle opens a number of burning questions of our own materialistic world. As the dramaturg Simona Hamer wrote in the theatre programme: "An intelligent, brave, loyal, emphatic and just hero is a prototype of a human who only takes as much as he needs. His reign is not a self-evident fact, but a consequence of fights and decisions through which he has proved himself to be someone who understands the structure and the fragile balance of the jungle community and is prepared to protect it with his life. Jane enters this self-sufficient and subsistent community from the civilisation based primarily on denying primary human impulses. Tarzan’s back-to-nature lifestyle is thus for her a liberation from all suffocating conventions."

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Tarzan (HNK) <em>Photo: HNK, Zadar</em>
Photo: HNK, Zadar
Tarzan (HNK) <em>Photo: HNK, Zadar</em>
Photo: HNK, Zadar
Tarzan (HNK) <em>Photo: HNK, Zadar</em>
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