THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA / REPUBLIKA SLOVENIJA
A performance commemorating the 25th anniversary of Slovenian independence
This is a performance The Republic of Slovenia. In it, a retired intelligence officer tells a story about counting millions, then six important men ponder the fate of Slovenia which is turning into a mafia state, and in the end soldiers of character deal with a spy of character. This is a performance The Republic of Slovenia. It has been running for twenty-five years and it has been produced with your money. And all this time you have been – as an extra or as a big player – its part.
To celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, the Mladinsko Theatre, one of the most recognisable ambassadors of Slovenian art internationally, has committed itself to look with pride into events which have constituted the state, which have left a crucial imprint of the national fibre and have awakened us as national subjects, as citizens. The theatre is joined by the Maska Institute, founded at the exact same time as the events which made the Republic of Slovenia became the way she is.
Our citizen duty is to look at the post-independence period; at the time when dreams were no longer sufficient or allowed.
All the participants of the performance will remain anonymous. In this context, the individual simply isn’t important. What is important is the stat(ur)e.
Let's shed light on the foundations of our young Republic and rekindle our patriotic feelings.
Conceived by Janez Janša
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre and Maska
Sunday, 8 May, at 20:00
Since the Mladinsko isn't just Slovenian and since art prefers to roam free of language borders, we have prepared performances with English supertitles.
The Mladinsko Theatre will provide accommodation, theatre tickets and organise your stay so you can just enjoy the programme.
Let us know if you are coming at [email protected] by 22 April.
in 2016 you can catch us at:
Marulić Days, Split, Croatia (April)
BH Drama Festival, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (May)
Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria (May)
Kunstfest Weimar, Germany (August)
Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, Switzerland (August)
MOT, Skopje, Macedonia (September)
HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany (September)
MESS, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (October)
and regularly in Rijeka, Croatia