Directed by Anica Tomić
Adapted to the theatre by Jelena Kovačić and Anica Tomić
Dramaturgy by Jelena Kovačić
Stage design by Igor Vasiljev
Costume design by Marita Ćopo
Music by Nenad Kovačić
Choreography by Lada Petrovski Ternovšek
Lighting design by Zdravko Stolnik

Cast:

Ivana Bolanča
Perica Martinović
Bojana Gregorić Vejzović
Tena Nemet Brankov
Ksenija Pajić
Dijana Vidušin
Ivana Roščić
Antonija Šperanda Stanišić
Đorđe Kukuljica

Stage managing by Ana Dulčić
Prompting by Marina Fakac

First rehearsal: 9th of December, 2019
Debuted: 14th of February, 2020

First published ten years ago, The Hotel Tito (Hotel Zagorje) by Ivana Bodrožić is a touching, profoundly moving and critical tale which flows smoothly, but is indelible - it is one of those indispensable titles of contemporary Croatian literature. “The Hotel Tito is not to be measured by one or even ten literary seasons. It is a novel that defines an entire generation,” this high praise is to be found in the book. Its central theme does not cease to be topical, and to breathe life into it on stage is a creative and enlivening endeavour. Moreover, talk of refugees has, at this very moment, global implications, thus sentences such as these strike painful notes: “On one occasion we received a bag-full of sweets at the local Caritas and we dragged it toward the west of town in a tram jam-packed with people. A well-dressed lady in our corner of the tram told her colleague that it’s the refugees that take up all the space and that they go about town all day. I gave her a look and smiled, because I knew that we were exiles, whereas the refugees came from Bosnia.” The energetically polemical essence of this tale is what the authors of this production, Jelena Kovačić and Anica Tomić, are seeking to place on stage. The Hotel Tito emotionally as well as politically addresses itself to its readers, of all ages and experience, which is also the aim of this theatrical adaptation, which, after being viewed, we hope, won’t make us leave the theatre hall being the same person as we entered it, and which will inspire, just as the book itself does, “laughter and playfulness – and love.”

The debut performance is scheduled for the 14th of April, 2020