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Vladimir Vladimirovič Majakovski

Mystery-Bouffe

Original title: Мистерия-буфф

Director

Aleksandar Popovski

Opening night

23 May 2013
Main Stage

Duration:

150 minutes inc. interval

The play Mystery-Bouffe was written for the anniversary of the 1917 revolution, as a part of the festivities. It was directed and produced by Vsevolod Meyerhold, and the art was done by Kazimir Malevich. The premiere was in the Theatre of Musical Drama on November 7, 1918. After two years, Mayakovsky reworked the text of his play. This second version premiered in the First Theatre of the RSFSR on May 1, 1921. Mystery-Bouffe (1921) is “a heroic, epic, and satirical representation of post-revolution epoch”— the first Soviet play on a contemporary subject. While asserting the greatness and heroism of the common people, Mayakovsky exposed the creative impotence of the bourgeoisie. He stated in a preface to the 1921 edition that “in the future, all persons performing, presenting, reading or publishing Mystery-Bouffe should change the content, making it contemporary, immediate, up-to-the-minute. In this stage version eleven individuals are travelling to escape the new great flood. Unsatisfied with social revolutions and disappointed with hell as well as with heaven, they keep searching for the Promised Land. What they finally find is the stage.

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

ADAPTED BY

Aleksandar Popovski, Jelena Mijović

Drama Igralec: Aleksandar Popovski, Jelena Mijović | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Darja Dominkuš

Drama Igralec: Darja Dominkuš | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURGY CONSULTANT

Jelena Mijović

Drama Igralec: Jelena Mijović | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Jelena Proković

Drama Igralec: Jelena Proković | odpri ustvarjalca

MUSIC

Foltin

Drama Igralec: Foltin | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Milan Podlogar

Drama Igralec: Milan Podlogar | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANTS SCENOGRAPHER

Urša Vidic, Adriana Furlan

Drama Igralec: Urša Vidic, Adriana Furlan | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER

Katja Magister

Drama Igralec: Katja Magister | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Tadej Toš/Branko Jordan

Groom, Adam

Barbara CerarDrama Igralec: Barbara Cerar | odpri igralca

Bride, Eve

Klemen Slakonja

Priest

Uroš FürstDrama Igralec: Uroš Fürst | odpri igralca

Businessman

Iva BabićDrama Igralec: Iva Babić | odpri igralca

Professor

Janez ŠkofDrama Igralec: Janez Škof | odpri igralca

Man of the future

Valter DraganDrama Igralec: Valter Dragan | odpri igralca

Beelzebub

Janez ŠkofDrama Igralec: Janez Škof | odpri igralca

Methuselah

Tadej Toš/Branko Jordan

Chaos

Awards

2014

Branko Hojnik – Trend Award, Slovenian Award for visual creativity

Aleksandar Popovski – Gracious Director Award at the Days of Comedy

Maša DergancGracious Comedian Award at the Days of Comedy

Gracious Comedy Award at the Days of Comedy

Festivals

2014

23rd Days of Comedy, Celje

29th Gavella Evenings, Zagreb, Croatia

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