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The Cenci

The Cenci <em>Photo: Barbara Čeferin</em>

Photo: Barbara Čeferin

Mestno gledališče ljubljansko
19. 10. 2010, 20.00 // OLD HALL - STARA DVORANA
Running time 1 hour 15 minutes. No interval.

10. 9. 2009 Veliki oder, Mestno gledališče ljubljansko

Translator Srečko Fišer
Director, set and music designer Diego de Brea
Dramaturge Petra Pogorevc
Costume designer Leo Kulaš
Language consultant Arko
Lighting designer Branko Šulc

Count Cenci Uroš Smolej
Beatrice Jana Zupančič
Lucrezia Bernarda Oman
Cardinal Camillo Lotos Vincenc Šparovec
Orsino Jure Henigman
Andrea Milan Štefe

Count Francesco Cenci, a Roman nobleman, donates huge amounts of money to Pope Clement VIII. His generosity keeps him from being punished for his crimes. One day Count Cenci invites his second wife Lucrezia and his sixteen-year-old daughter Beatrice to a feast. The women find out that the death of Cenci’s two sons, Beatrice’s brothers, is the occasion for the celebration. The girl’s indignant cries for help are ignored by the bribed dignitaries willing to shut their eyes to these scandalous crimes. Later Count Cenci abuses his own daughter. This makes Lucrezia, Beatrice and young Giacomo decide to take justice into their own hands and end the life of their tyrant father. After the murder, they are sentenced to death by hanging. All the efforts and pleading are in vain - the tragedy ends with a scene in jail. The fate of the unfortunate conspirators is sealed, there is no way out. Thus ends the Cenci family.