Theatre play: Man, Beast and Virtue By Luigi Pirandello; Directed by Egon Savin; Theatre of Comedy, Skopje

Dolni Saraj


22:00 hrs

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Pirandello was active as a writer for a long time, and he went through all the phases- from naturalism to expressionism and futurism to avant-garde but in all his works he always writes about the “crisis of morale”.

The lie and hypocrisy are not measurable by human interaction, there is no man that has avoided lies in order to conceal his own vices and weaknesses.

Pirandello’s personal and literary freedom is in fact his ability to call things by his own name.

In contemporary theatre there are many plays that deal with the individual confronting the authorities, the police, the army, the bureaucracy… but what happens to the individual that is jeopardized by his loved ones, the ones closest to him?

Family drama is the best drama. It always comes unexpected, it is never out in the open, and it is always a mimicry, masked by the rituals of everyday life. Sometimes this game has a mask of friendship, gentleness, erotic love, care and sacrifice.

These “masks”, these rituals of everyday life enable people to more-less live life without bloodshed. And such life, after a certain amount of time results in despise and hatred towards one self, results in melancholy, in madness.

Egon Savin


Egon Savin is a professor of the Department of directing at the Faculty of Drama in Belgrade.

He has directed over 100 productions in all important theatres and theatre companies in former Yugoslavia, as well as in Hungary and Italy. His plays are performed all over the world, and heave earned him numerous prizes both in his home country and abroad.

The play “Man, beast, virtue” by L. Pirandello is his third engagement as a director in Macedonia. In the nineties, he directed “Crime and Punishment” and “Lie and para-lie” at the Macedonian national theatre in Skopje.





Paolino de Vico- Atanas Atanasovski

Captain Perella- Sasho Ristovski/ Toni Denkovski

Mrs. Perella- Sashka Dimitrovska

The Doctor–Zharko Dimoski

Toto, a Pharmacist- Zharko Dimoski

Maid Rosaria- Kristina Lasovska

Student Giglio- Toni Denkovski

Gracia- Zhaklina Stevkovska-Drnasin

Nono, 11 year old son of Perella- Eva Skenderovska


Set designer: Vesna Popovic

Costume designer: Elena Doncheva

Ass.costume designer: Ivana Karanfilovska Ugurovska


Not recommended for persons under 16

Duration time: 1h 20 mins