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Drago Jančar

Silently Strikes the Clock

Original title: Niha ura tiha

First production

Director

Eduard Miler

Opening night

13 December 2008
Main Stage

 

Duration:

140 minutes

Silently Strikes the Clock (2007), a play by one of the most important contemporary Slovene writers and dramatists Drago Jančar, is an unusual text for the stage. The play is comprised of seven scenes or seven one-act plays which, at first sight, have nothing in common. In fact, they are linked by the time of day at which they take place. The author explains: ” The first part takes place at eleven in the evening and is similar to our life. The second part takes place at four in the morning and is slightly unusual. Sometimes it seems to us that it takes place in some other world…”
All the scenes are nocturnal. In this play, the night reveals seven different faces of the world. It is a night of dirty business, a night of terror, a night of vigil, a night of sleeplessness, a night of treason, a night of revelation and secrecy, in short, and evil night. Each human step in this night is a sin. Even the devil has hidden in the corner, from which he silently observes the going-on. He is silent because he’s lost his mission, he no longer needs to win people over to his cause. On their own, people outdid him long ago. Depicting a dark, dismal, nearly Dantean picture of contemporary Slovene society, the play will Shatter our usual conceptions of our world and perhaps also upset many a person.

Creators

Creative team

DRAMATURG

Žanina Mirčevska

Drama Igralec: Žanina Mirčevska | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Marko Japelj

Drama Igralec: Marko Japelj | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Leo Kulaš

Drama Igralec: Leo Kulaš | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Svetlana Visintin

Drama Igralec: Svetlana Visintin | odpri ustvarjalca

MUSIC SELECTED BY

Eduard Miler

Drama Igralec: Eduard Miler | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Milan Podlogar

Drama Igralec: Milan Podlogar | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Silently Strikes the Clock

INVISIBLE DUST (AVARITIA)

Aleš Valič

Miroslav

Gregor BakovićDrama Igralec: Gregor Baković | odpri igralca

Pšeničnik

Uroš FürstDrama Igralec: Uroš Fürst | odpri igralca

Alexander

Gašper Jarni

Don

Vojko ZidarDrama Igralec: Vojko Zidar | odpri igralca/Alojz Svete

Bodyguard

Katja Levstik

Cook

Silently Strikes the Clock

NIGHT PHARMACY (LUXURIA)

Silently Strikes the Clock

JACKPOT (ACEDIA)

Silently Strikes the Clock

FUNERAL REPAST (GULA)

Maja KončarDrama Igralec: Maja Končar | odpri igralca

Matilda Gula

Maša DergancDrama Igralec: Maša Derganc | odpri igralca

Glorija Gula

Vojko ZidarDrama Igralec: Vojko Zidar | odpri igralca/Alojz Svete

Milan Gula

Zvezdana MlakarDrama Igralec: Zvezdana Mlakar | odpri igralca

Milojka Gula

Gašper Jarni

Mičo Gula

Silently Strikes the Clock

DENUNCIATION (INVIDIA)

Gorazd LogarDrama Igralec: Gorazd Logar | odpri igralca

Official

Aleš Valič

Jože

Boris MihaljDrama Igralec: Boris Mihalj | odpri igralca

Lighting Master

Silently Strikes the Clock

VISITOR (IRA)

Katja Levstik

Breda

Silently Strikes the Clock

PENDULUM (SUPERBIA)

Festivals

2009

Week of Slovenian Drama in Kranj 2009

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