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47th Week of Slovenian Drama

Emil Filipčič and Marko Derganc


Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Mladinsko Theatre


Director, stage and costume designer: Vito Taufer
Dramaturg: Marinka Poštrak
Consultant: Tomaž Toporišič
Composer: Aleksander Pešut - Shatzi
Choreographer: Miha Krušič
Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
Sound designer: Silvo Zupančič
Lighting designers: Pascal Mérat, Nejc Plevnik
Make-up artist: Matej Pajntar
Video animation and video design: Dušan Ojdanič
Video design: Samo Lapajne
Projection designers: Yuliya Molina, Gregor Bucik
Director's assitant: Jan Krmelj
Costume designer's assitants: Bojana Forznarič, Andreja Kovač


Matija Vastl, Blaž Šef, Miha Rodman, Vesna Jevnikar, Matej Recer, Peter Musevski, Dario Varga, Mojca Partljič (as guest), Željko Hrs, Uroš Maček, Stane Tomazin, Blaž Setnikar, Aljoša Ternovšek, Borut Veselko, Janja Majzelj, Anja Novak, Anže Kristan (as guest)

About the performance

When it was created in 1979, the radio play Slamrock with its absurdist humour and, particularly, its exceptionally lucid criticism of the  societal system shook that time, but today we can only establish, horrified, that, considering the events in our country, the contents of  Slamrock are quite pertinent, as one of its fans says in his Internet comment, and that it should be (as another one claims) introduced into the school curriculum.

On a rainy night, Ervin Kralj meets Professor, a holder of three doctorate degrees, who induces him into a group of "intellectuals" who – for relaxation or better health – slam their heads into a rock. This is the world of the slamrockers who are getting acquainted with the truth.  The latter is not attainable to ordinary eyes and ears ... One absurdity tailgates another, and in the background of it all, the spectator senses a grotesque parody of totalitarian regimes. The story itself has no connection to the political events of that time or the time before, but it is  true that each can interpret it in one’s own way. Despite all that, the events in the play itself connect smoothly and almost horrifyingly not only to the events that have happened in the past, but continue to take place today, although in a completely different socio-political  atmosphere.

Première: 27 March 2016
Baptismal staging

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