53rd Week of Slovenian Drama

A living sculpture

The Last Hamlet, foreplay

Lea Kukovičič


05.04.2023 at 18:00 Prešeren Theatre Kranj, foyer

About the event

A theatre foyer is a meeting place of great expectation.

It’s Latin for a hearth.

You wait.

No excess.

Nobody leaves behind skulls and bones.

In one part of this meeting place is an actor,

A man,


In silence,

Not connected to people,

Just sitting there.


He’s holding something in his hands.

Coordinates: upstairs, bar.

You enter.

Look around.

He’s crying, and you don’t know if he wants you there …

You don’t know if you want to be there.

You exit. Insight: "1990. Diego Maradona."

First man I saw cry.

Tell us why, don’t tell us when, don’t tell us how.

The Last Hamlet: Foreplay is the second part of the When Men Cry trilogy. The work is created in a co-production of Bunker Institute and Prešeren Theatre Kranj. The first part of the trilogy was the symposium When Men Cry the World Shuts Down at Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana. The final part of the trilogy, called The Last Hamlet, will première on the stage of the Prešeren Theatre Kranj on 8 June 2023.