Inspired by Krešo Golik's screenplay for one of the most popular films in the history of Croatian cinema, which was based on Vjekoslav Majer's The Diary of Little Perica (1942), Rene Medvešek will direct a theatrical potpourri reconstructing the dying spirit of Zagreb. The play follows the European theatrical practice of treating cult films as cultural treasures, in order to inspire new generations of viewers. The story takes place in the Zagreb Upper Town between the two world wars. The Šafranek family lives there comfortably, carrying out their white-collar jobs, frequenting cafes and going on day trips. The daily rhythm that Little Perica keeps record of will be disrupted by the arrival of a charming bachelor, Mr Fulir. Medvešek's musical staging of the story portrays the everyday life of those beloved and familiar characters who gather around the table as the central place of middle-class life, and is enriched by the broadcast from the wireless, located in the dining room. This introduces new elements to the well-known story about Mr Fulir, the Šafranek family and Aunt Mina. The audience has enthusiastically embraced this theatrical adaptation of one of the most popular Croatian films of all time.
Predstava dostojna Golika.— Večernji list
Rene Medvešek postavio je pravi bombon od predstave!— 24express
Medvešek has achieved the near impossible: Zagreb now has got its own play.— Tportal
Fans of Golik's film will be overjoyed with this CNT production.— Jutarnji list