An interactive street theatre show
Gledališče Ane Monro
Première 7. maj 2021, Dvorišče stanovanjske soseske BS3, Ljubljana-Bežigrad
Running time 30 minutes. No intermission.
Director, Screenwriter Goro Osojnik
Costume designer, Camerawoman Tina Žen
Goro Osojnik, Tea Vidmar, Ankica Radivojević, Matjaž Ocvirk
Circus Corona is an attractive interactive show by the world-famous family circus of Anabela M., the original bearded woman. The members of this unusual circus – Anabela’s great-great-grandson, the circus director and patriarch Alessandro M., his with cleanliness obsessed brother Džezva M., a prima donna and wannabe daughter Anastasia M., niece Magda M. with a split head, and with streaming obsessed workaholic and adopted daughter Valentina M. – are eccentrics consider the show as a mixture of comedy, absurd drama and freak show – in short, it is a spitting image of the reality, in which we have been living for more than a year. The aim of the show is to address in a fun and easy way the feelings, hardships, and unique situations that we face every day during the corona pandemic, when life has literarily become a circus. The show was produced by the Ana Monro Theatre and has launched their neighbourhood theatre project, called Art Yard that connects street artists and residents of local communities. This project grew out of series of artistic interventions Ana Under the Window, which were carried out by the Ana Monro Theatre in order to stay in live contact with the audience, who could watch the performances from their windows and balconies of their homes. The performances took place in the courtyards of residential neighbourhoods in Ljubljana in the spring of 2020. Individual performances of the show will be broadcast live in a multi-channel webcast on the SIMS platform (sims.anamonro.si).