The opening night of In Agony at Villa Zlatica

Sunday, 19 February saw the opening night of the chamber play In Agony.

The unique theatre project stages the second play of the Glembay trilogy, written in 1922 by one of Croatia’s greatest 20th-century authors Miroslav Krleža (1893–1981). The play took stage in the bourgeois Villa Zlatica in Ljubljana’s Rožna Dolina district, once the home of Ljubljana’s revered mayor Ivan Hribar (1851–1941), which offers visitors a glimpse at the life of a Slovenian bourgeois family at the beginning of the 20th century. The villa is managed by the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures, which is also the co-producer of the play (with Društvo Dveh).

The inspired rendering of this classic play was the work of its exceptional cast, which included Polona Juh, Saša Tabakovič and Boris Mihalj, and subtle direction of Nina Šorak. Benjamin Zajc noted: “With subtle scenographic interventions (Sara Slivnik), the salons of the villa are transformed into the scene of a marital ordeal, with its amenities transporting us to the 1920s, the time in which the play takes place. Tine Bonča’s costumes complement the scene, seamlessly blending with the settings. Even before the story begins to unfold the stage thus creates an atmosphere of intimacy that the spectators/voyeurs breach from their chairs, discreetly arranged around the edges of rooms. /…/ Juh, Tabaković and Mihalj give a realistic, nearly naturalistic rendering of their characters, as befits both the text and the settings. Their interpretations capture the psychology of the characters that comes through in the subtext.” (Delo, 22 February 2023).  

Due to exceptional demand, we have added new dates to see the play at the theatre-inspired Villa Zlatica in March and April.

March 2023:
📌 every Sunday, at 19:00
📌 Tuesday, 21 March, at 17:00
📌 Tuesday, 28 March, at 17:00
📌 Wednesday, 29 March, at 17:00
📌 Thursday, 30 March, at 17:00

April 2023:
📌 every Sunday (except 23 April), at 19:00.
Monday, 10 April, at19.00

May 2023:
📌 every Sunday
, 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
Saturday, May 27,at 20:00

Since the villa is a museum object, our guided tours will continue to take place according to the regular schedule: on Fridays from 15:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00 or upon prior arrangement. Info and booking:, or by phone +386 (0)8 2010 457 or +386 40 835 775.

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