Premiere May 2021
Running time 2 hours. One interval.
With post-performance discussion.
Director Živa Bizovičar
Dramaturges Iva Štefanija Slosar, Nik Žnidaršič
Set designers Nika Curk, Nastja Miheljak
Costume designer Nina Čehovin
Sound designer Matej Kastelic
Gregor Klemen Kovačič
Nace, (Kravčkov) Tevž Domen Novak
Matjaž Jure Žavbi
Voranc Gašper Lovrec
Dekelca Ivana Percan Kodarin
Perkmandelc Filip Mramor
Jagababa Tina Resman
Stage acting and theatre directing doc. Branko Jordan, izr. prof. Jernej Lorenci
Dramaturgy izr. prof. dr. Tomaž Toporišič
Set design izr. prof. mag. Jasna Vastl
Costume design red. prof. Janja Korun, asist. mag. Tina Kolenik
Language and speech asist. dr. Nina Žavbi
Young poet and charcoal burner Gregor decides, against the advice of his older colleagues, to stay on the plain on Ember night to guard the charcoal pile. The Ember night is full of mystery and deception. Gregor finds himself in a whirlwind of images of dead charcoal burners, weird goat creatures, memories of snowstorms. He is accompanied on his last journey across the world, that is and isn’t, by a hexed Maiden who quaffs the final breaths of the lips of men who die in the mountains. Zajc’s
last poetic play intertwines mythological Slavic figures with a rich language and a wealth of images. The stirring tale is full of the guilt of committed moral crimes that always catch up with those who committed them. The performance oscillates between ritual and folklore, between words and silence, and leads the spectator through a newly revived world of Zajc’s characters.
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