Krleža at Villa Zlatica!

It was exactly one hundred years ago, in 1922, that Croatian novelist, playwright and poet Miroslav Krleža wrote the second part of his Glembay trilogy – In agony. The wounds of World War I had not yet healed and the old social orders were crumbling. A hundred years later we find ourselves in a similar predicament: fundamental social structures are changing irreversibly as age-old existential questions remain equally relevant.

How does a global crisis concentrate in a single room, a salon of a bourgeois villa? Which forces come to play then to shape an individual and society? How does one endure and overcome them? Where is the place for culture here, and for art?

These are the questions that an exceptional team of collaborators including Polona Juh, Saša Tabaković, Boris Mihalj, Nina Šorak and many others will tackle at the salon of Villa Zlatica in Rožna dolina in Ljubljana, the home of the Forum of Slavic Cultures. The outcome is anticipated on February 19 2023 with the premiere of the theatre play In Agony in the form of a kammerspiel (chamber play) co-produced by Društvo Dveh and the Forum of Slavic Cultures.

When one’s bare existence is confronted with unforeseen and catastrophic circumstances it’s not easy to think of others. That’s why we need theatre.
Starring: Polona Juh, Saša Tabaković, Boris Mihalj
Director: Nina Šorak
Translation: Andrej Inkret
Proofreading: Maja Cerar
Scenography: Sara Slivnik
Costume design: Tina Bonča
Assistant: Tara Štraus
Technical assistance: Janko Oven
Executive producer: Mija Špiler

Duration: 120 minutes
Price: 23 euros

Repetitions in March 2023:
📌 every Sunday at 7 p.m
📌 Tuesday, March 21, at 5 p.m
📌 Tuesday, March 28, at 5 p.m
📌 Wednesday, March 29, at 5 p.m
Thursday, March 30, at 5 p.m

Repetitions in April 2023:
 every Sunday (except April 23), at 7 p.m
📌 Monday, 10 April, at 19.00

Reruns in May 2023:
📌 every Sunday (except May 27), at 20:00
Tuesday, May 2, at 20:00
Monday, May 8, at 20:00
Tuesday, May 9, at 20:00
Wednesday, May 10, at 20:00
Thursday, May 11, at 20:00
Friday, May 12, at 20:00
Friday, May 19, at 20:00

Please send reservations to or call +386 (0) 40 835 775. The play will be performed in Slovenian language, and is not suitable for disabled people.

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