The Slovenia Times

Many New Plays to Compete at Kranj Theatre Festival



Theatre critic Gregor Butala has selected the productions from the 45 that have been entered by their theatre houses to participate in the festival. He said that seven of the competing productions had been staged over the past season for the first time ever.

With the exception of Rudi Šeligo's "Wedding" (Svatba), there would be hardly any classical play in the programme; most plays are entirely new and bring fresh approaches that we have not been used to in the past, Butala told the press a few days ago.

Most of the plays reflect the current issues in the society like Oliver Frljić's "25,671", which revolves around the citizens who were erased from Slovenia's permanent residence registry in 1992.

Butala also pointed out that the selection reflects an interesting variety of plays which go beyond pure theatre, such as the dance group En Knap's production "The Hawk" (Sokol), which depicts the issues of aging of professional dancers.

The festival will also offer a review of international trends, featuring mainly Slovenian plays that have been staged by foreign theatres.

The plays include an Indian and a Serbian staging of two of Evald Flisar's plays and an Israeli and a Bosnian production of two of Matjaž Zupančič's plays.

Moreover, Simona Semenič's internationally recognised play "" ( will be presented again at the international part of the festival. After a Bulgarian and Swedish staging last year, a Slovak staging follows in 2014.


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