The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller that premiered on September 15, 2014 is scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7.30 p.m. The following re-run is planned for March 25, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Vito Taufer is the stage director, Ana Tonković Dolenčić the dramaturge, Voranc Kumar the set designer, Barbara Podlogar the costume designer, Aleksander Pešut Schatzi the composer and Deni Šesnic the light designer. Cindy Lee Delong held the clown workshop. The opening night took place on September 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm.
The cast is Danko Ljuština Ljustina (Maximilian von Moor), Bojan Navojec (Karl/ Franz von Moor), Iva Mihalić (Amalia von Edelreich), Milan Pleština (Spiegelberg), Nikša Kušelj (Roller), Damir Markovina (Grimm), Kristijan Potočki (Razmann), Mirta Zečević (Schwarz), Luka Dragić (Hermann), Ljubomir Kerekeš (Daniel, the servant of Count Moor) and Livio Badurina (Pastor Moser/Monk).
The most famous literary work of the renowned German writer had been published when the author was only 22 and was successful already at the first performance. Schiller belonged to a young, rebellious and penetrating generation of artists who were close to Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress), a romantic movement, and who announced and felt a wave of change that was overwhelming the whole of Europe. By leaving the classic model, approaching Shakespeare’s form and with the exceptional fast flow of events, The Robbers announced and new period in European drama literature.
It is a story of two brothers, jealousy, treason and escape from the social order. This is just the beginning of a series of unusual events that take the two brothers on a journey with no return and fill the plot with unexpected developments and extreme emotions that accompany basic human issues. Although such a plot retains typical features of its time period, even today the need for radical change of the social order is not diminished and considering the possibilities of change, the limits of one’s own nobleness and humanity are being questioned.
The duration of the performance is one hour and 50 minutes.