Vjekoslav Majer - Krešo Golik - Rene Medvešek ONE SONG A DAY TAKES MISCHIEF AWAY 120 min

ONE SONG A DAY TAKES MISCHIEF AWAY

Performances

From 25. June 2024.

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Tue 19:30
25.06.
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Thu 19:30
27.06.
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Creatives

Director

Rene Medvešek

Dramaturge

Nina Bajsić

Set designer

Tanja Lacko

Costume designer

Doris Kristić

Music associates

Matija Antolić, Nenad Kovačić

Lighting designer

Aleksandar Čavlek

Stage movement

Pravdan Devlahović

Assistant director

Hana Zrnčić Dim

Adviser on archival records

Dinko Čutura

Adviser on popular music

Ivan Justin

Ensemble of the performance

Ana Šafranek

Franjo Šafranek

Mister Fulir

Ivan Colarić

Aunt Mina

Mister Ivo

Igor Jurinić

Munda

Ivan Glowatzky

Gospon Bajs

Mister Bajs

Miss Mandl

Dora Lipovčan

Mrs. Božena

Mademoiselle Branka

Mrs. Bajs

Aunt Marijana

Mister Varićak

Aunt Beta

MUSICIANS

Piano

Ivan Colarić

Ukelele

Matija Antolić

Violin

Jeremija Bundalo

Accordion

Stjepan Vuger

Double bass

Vinko Vujec

Stage manager and prompter

Stage manager

Suzana Bogdan-Pavek

Premiere

28.09.2017
25.06

Creatives

Director

Rene Medvešek

Dramaturge

Nina Bajsić

Set designer

Tanja Lacko

Costume designer

Doris Kristić

Music associates

Matija Antolić, Nenad Kovačić

Lighting designer

Aleksandar Čavlek

Stage movement

Pravdan Devlahović

Assistant director

Hana Zrnčić Dim

Adviser on archival records

Dinko Čutura

Adviser on popular music

Ivan Justin

Ensemble of the performance

Ana Šafranek

Franjo Šafranek

Mister Fulir

Aunt Mina

Mister Ivo

Ivan Colarić

Munda

Igor Jurinić

Gospon Bajs

Mister Bajs

Miss Mandl

Dora Lipovčan

Mrs. Božena

Mademoiselle Branka

Mrs. Bajs

Aunt Marijana

Mister Varićak

Aunt Beta

MUSICIANS

Piano

Ivan Colarić

Ukelele

Matija Antolić

Violin

Jeremija Bundalo

Accordion

Stjepan Vuger

Double bass

Vinko Vujec

Stage manager and prompter

Stage manager

Suzana Bogdan-Pavek

27.06

Creatives

Director

Rene Medvešek

Dramaturge

Nina Bajsić

Set designer

Tanja Lacko

Costume designer

Doris Kristić

Music associates

Matija Antolić, Nenad Kovačić

Lighting designer

Aleksandar Čavlek

Stage movement

Pravdan Devlahović

Assistant director

Hana Zrnčić Dim

Adviser on archival records

Dinko Čutura

Adviser on popular music

Ivan Justin

Ensemble of the performance

Ana Šafranek

Franjo Šafranek

Mister Fulir

Ivan Colarić

Aunt Mina

Mister Ivo

Igor Jurinić

Munda

Ivan Glowatzky

Gospon Bajs

Mister Bajs

Miss Mandl

Dora Lipovčan

Mrs. Božena

Mademoiselle Branka

Mrs. Bajs

Aunt Marijana

Mister Varićak

Aunt Beta

MUSICIANS

Piano

Ivan Colarić

Ukelele

Matija Antolić

Violin

Jeremija Bundalo

Accordion

Stjepan Vuger

Double bass

Vinko Vujec

Stage manager and prompter

Stage manager

Suzana Bogdan-Pavek

Vjekoslav Majer – Krešo Golik – Rene Medvešek

ONE SONG A DAY TAKES MISCHIEF AWAY

Adapted and directed by Rene Medvešek

Inspired by Krešo Golik's screenplay for one of the most popular films in the history of Croatian cinema, based on Vjekoslav Majer's The Diary of Little Perica (1942), Rene Medvešek directed 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, where the Šafranek family lives comfortably, carrying out their white-collar jobs. Their day-to-day ordinary and peaceful life, diligently recorded by their son Little Perica, will be disrupted by the arrival of a charming bachelor, Mr. Fulir.

Ana Šafranek is withering away in a marriage to a man who doesn’t even notice that Mr. Fulir is courting his wife. Franjo Šafranek is a clerk who likes to drink, and is unsuccessfully attempting to prove to his wife that he is smarter and more capable than he is. He is hiding the fact that he's a coward who does not dare ask his boss for time off, and laments having abandoned his dream of becoming a pilot. He is constantly invoking "civil norms". Ana slowly abandons her ethical principles, giving in to Mr. Fulir's advances, but he will eventually be exposed and forced to marry the garrulous Aunt Mina.

Medvešek's musical staging of the story portrays the everyday life of the 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 technological wonder penetrates the walls and warms the atmosphere of Zagreb homes. In the words of Rudolf Habeduš Katedralis, the first chronicler of Radio Zagreb: we can only imagine what transpired when those intruders, maybe even conquerors – radio waves – pierced the sky above the Zagreb Upper Town. This organ without a player, like an invisible guest, is entertaining, informing, teaching, amusing, soothing, comforting, and sometimes deceiving and frightening its listeners.

A play worthy of Golik. — Večernji list

Rene Medvešek has staged a true treat of a play! — 24express

Medvešek has achieved the near impossible: Zagreb now has got its own play.

— T-portal

Fans of Golik's film will be overjoyed with this CNT production.

— Jutarnji list

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

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