Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica

Giovanni Boccaccio, Ira Ratej, Matej Krajnc, Milko Lazar

The Decameron

Dekameron

A baptismal production

on programme

This performance doesn't have any called terms at the moment.

co-production

Co-production with the Ljubljana City Theatre.

Performing

  • Liza, Elizabeta, Prva prijateljica, Tretja nuna, Filippa
    Ana Dolinar Horvat / Viktorija Bencik Emeršič
  • Ema, Tesa, Fourth woman, Woman, Old lady, First moumer, City woman
    Anja Drnovšek
  • Ema, Tesa, Fourth nun, Woman, Old lady, First moumer, City woman
    Saša Pavlin Stošić
  • Neja, Narrator, Mother Superior, Mother, City woman
    Ana Facchini
  • Dionej, Bruno, Rustico, Bernard, Young man, Hieronim, Vittorio, Lazarino
    Gregor Gruden
  • Meta, Alibek, Second nun, Servant, City woman
    Arna Hadžialjević
  • Pan, Lorenzo, Caladrino, Tomažek, King, Rinieri, Judge
    Peter Harl
  • Filio (m), Buffo, Hermit, Giacomo, Pietro, Husband, Giovanni, Silvio
    Gorazd Jakomini
  • Pam, Fifth nun, Gianna, Silvestra, City woman
    Karin Komljanec / Saša Pavlin Stošić
  • Filio (f), Second woman, First nun, Žileta, City woman
    Tanja Ribič
  • Lavra, First woman, Second friend, Second moumer, Helena, Wife, City woman
    Marjuta Slamič
  • Musicians, piano
    Joži Šalej / Marjan Peternel
  • Musicians, violin
    Jelena Ždrale / Klemen Bračko
  • Musicians, cello
    Barbara Žorž / Katarina Jericijo
  • Musicians, trumpet
    Tibor Kerekeš / Roman Podlesnik
  • Musicians, tube
    Janez Žnidaršič / Rok Vilhar
  • Musicians, saxophone
    Primož Fleischman / Matjaž Drevenšek
  • Musicians, drums
    Aleš Rendla / Miha Recelj

premiere

19. February 2011, the Ljubljana City Theatre
Second premiere 24. March 2011, SNG Nova Gorica

about text

Ten young people escape to the abandoned village of Decameron to avoid the latest, deadliest version of pandemic flu. In the village, mobile phones, computers and satellite navigation don't work. This means that seven women and three men who don't know each other are completely cut off from the world. Their refuge is a former theatre whose dark corners hide old costumes, pieces of sets, even musicians. The refugees start to discover the world of plays and theatre by choosing a daily topic and staging it under the leadership of the person chosen to be the governor or director for the day. The sparks of affection between them burst into flames of happy, but also some unrequited loves, the play of bodies and caresses awakens their inner desires and passion, which consume them so much that they forget about despair, and the fear of disease and death. Taken with each other, and also with the acting that liberates them through tears and laughter and confronts them with genuine human condition, they ask themselves at the end if they even want to return to the high-tech world.

“The human comedy”, as the witty and benevolent Giovanni Boccaccio himself referred to his collection of 100 novellas entitled The Decameron (“ten days”) is, along with Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the harbinger of a new perception of the world, the renaissance or the rebirth of man, when human spirit turned to researching the human in all its dimensions. To a modern human being, living in the culture imbued with technology that generates emotions of fear, anxiety and guilt, this can be not only an entertaining, but also an educational experience.

View complete schedule for the show

  • 19. 02. 2011 at 20.00. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 21. 02. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 24. 02. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 25. 02. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 26. 02. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 28. 02. 2011 at 19.30. MLG, Ljubljana
  • 01. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 01. 03. 2011 at 15.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 02. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 03. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 05. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 09. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 09. 03. 2011 at 15.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 10. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 11. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 12. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 14. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 15. 03. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 23. 03. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 24. 03. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 24. 03. 2011 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 25. 03. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 26. 03. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 05. 04. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 06. 04. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 07. 04. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 13. 04. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 13. 04. 2011 at 16.00. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 23. 04. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 03. 05. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 03. 05. 2011 at 16.00. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 05. 05. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 06. 05. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 07. 05. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 09. 05. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 12. 05. 2011 at 12.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 12. 05. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 13. 05. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 13. 05. 2011 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 14. 05. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 17. 05. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 20. 05. 2011 at 20.30. SSG Trst
  • 21. 05. 2011 at 20.30. SSG Trst
  • 22. 05. 2011 at 16.00. SSG Trst
  • 02. 06. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • 22. 10. 2011 at 19.30. MGL, Ljubljana
  • canceled
  • 26. 10. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled