Due to the weather-forecast announcements of unfavourable weather conditions for rain, the theatre play “Balkan Bordelo” by Jeton Neziraj, directed by Bljerta Neziraj will be part of the drama repertoire of the Ohrid Summer Festival tonight at 9 p.m. in the Centre of Culture “Grigor Prlichev”.
Even though it was prospected to be set in the vestibule of the St Sophia church at 10 p.m., because of the unfavourable weather conditions for rain, it will take place in the Centre of – Culture “Grigor Prlichev” at 9 p.m.
– We are sorry for the weather conditions, and we apologise to the audience for the change of the play, which is a trans-Athlantic theatre project between the USA, Kosovo and Serbia, moves to the Centre of Culture “Grigor Prlichev” in Ohrid at 9 p.m., say from the management of the Ohrid Summer Festival.
The play “Balcan Bordello” by Jeton Neziraj, directed by Blerta Neziraj is a trans-Athlantic theatre project between the USA, Kosovo and Serbia, in cooperation with the Centre Multimedia – Prishtina, Theatre Atelje 212 – Belgrade and My Balkan – Belgrade/New York.
Balkan Bordello: The Saga of a Balkan Family is based on Aeschylus’ trilogy The Oresteia. This is the bedrock of this play, which, with black humor, touches on the very fabric of the Balkan temperament, traces the morbidity of the human soul and highlights the stupidity and naiveté of an era being built on the foundations of violence, intolerance and hatred. The characters surrender to fate and nearly unconsciously fall into the trap of discontent and destruction. It’s this vein of destruction that seduces as death seduces life. Balkan Bordello is a play about traumatized societies that eat themselves. It confronts us with war as a machinery of destruction where life and normalcy capitulate in the face of humans’ infidelities and evils. The characters from the play give in to fate and almost unaware fall in the trap of unhappiness and destruction.
The play casts Svetozar Cvetkovic, Ema Andrea, George Drance, Eugene the Poogene, Valois Mickens, Mattie Barber – Bockelman, Ivan Mihailovic, Matt Nasser, Verona Koxha, Adrian Morina. The costume design is by Gabriel Barry, scenography by Marija Kalabic, and the choreographer of the play is Gjergj Prevazi.