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Frédéric Sonntag

George Kaplan

George Kaplan <em>Photo: Tania Mendillo</em>

Photo: Tania Mendillo

Prešeren Theatre Kranj

Première 13. 12. 2014, Prešeren Theatre Kranj
Running time 1 hour 50 minutes. No interval.

Director Jaka Andrej Vojevec
Translator Suzana Koncut
Dramaturg Simona Hamer
Set designer Petra Veber
Costume designer Mateja Benedetti
Author of video Blaž Završnik
Language consultant Maja Cerar
Music accompaniment Jaka Andrej Vojevec (The George Kaplan Conspiracy)
Lighting designers Drago Cerkovnik, Igor Berginc
Make-up designer Matej Pajntar

A, A', A'' Aljoša Ternovšek
B, B', B'' Vesna Slapar
C, C', C'' Peter Musevski
D, D', D'' Miha Rodman
E, E', E'' Darja Reichman

In the role of the Member of Special Forces Ciril Roblek

Video cast: Aljoša Ternovšek, Vesna Slapar, Peter Musevski, Miha Rodman, Darja Reichman, Ciril Roblek, Matej Pajntar, Jaka Andrej Vojevec, Simona Hamer, Marinka Poštrak, Mirjam Drnovšček, Frédéric Sonntag, Gaja Kryštufek Gostiša, Borut Veselko, Blaž Završnik

George Kaplan is a story from the background of our everyday life; a story about the manipulation and surveillance that we may not have experienced but have already seen on TV or in the society. Sonntag’s thematic research of modern-day fears is also reinforced on the formal-structural level as the author writes his characters in a particularly vivid and local language spiced with philosophical, almost ideological paragraphs and intelligent humour. He builds the dramatic structure out of reality intrusions (through the video), doubling the reality and using many references from the film, pop culture, past and recent history. Thus the genre definition of the text as a spy comedy suddenly loses the appearance of an unusual gesture: Sonntag has spread throughout the text hints and references that repeatedly unravel new worlds, ultimately bringing us to the question: Who is manipulating us and to what extent? And last but not least: What is true after all?

George Kaplan <em>Photo: Tania Mendillo</em>

Photo: Tania Mendillo

George Kaplan <em>Photo: Tania Mendillo</em>

Photo: Tania Mendillo

George Kaplan <em>Photo: Tania Mendillo</em>

Photo: Tania Mendillo

George Kaplan <em>Photo: Tania Mendillo</em>

Photo: Tania Mendillo

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