49th Week of Slovenian Drama

Rok Vilčnik rokgre

Tarzan (USA)

Theatre Gigante, Milwaukee, USA

Schedule

04.04.2019 at 20:00 Prešeren Theatre Kranj, hall

Crew

Director: Wes Savick and Jane Kaczmarek

Dramaturg: Michael Stebbins

Stage designer: Rick Graham

Costume designer: Marion Clendenen Acosta

Cast

Cast:

Mark Anderson

Isabelle Kralj

Don Russell

About the performance

Theatre Gigante appearance made possible in part by the Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Charitable Fund of the Lubar Family Foundation.

The foundation of the drama played out in this black comedy is the most basic intrigue found in the relationship between two mature lovers, in this case, Tarzan and Jane. As in most romantic comedies or melodramas in the theatre and film worlds, our middle-aged Tarzan and Jane clash with witty dialogue as they struggle with communicating, unsatisfied desires, jealousy, and the question of whether or not to have a child.

Placing the drama in the middle of the jungle years later gives us a strange new perspective on these issues – a twist – yet at the same time we find them completely familiar and recognisable. Vilčnik compounds the drama by weaving into these existing complexities of the relationship questions about humanity, societal norms, happiness, stereotypes and the boundaries between the human and animal worlds – which are far from being as clear to us as we’d like to think.

Photo gallery

Tarzan (USA) <em>Photo: Eric Appleton</em>
Photo: Eric Appleton
Tarzan (USA) <em>Photo: Eric Appleton</em>
Photo: Eric Appleton
Tarzan (USA) <em>Photo: Eric Appleton</em>
Photo: Eric Appleton
Tarzan (USA) <em>Photo: Eric Appleton</em>
Photo: Eric Appleton

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