Dear visitors, we regret to inform you that the adaptation of Faust on 3 August at 9 pm at SNT Drama Ljubljana has been cancelled due to illness. The adaptation of Faust has been rescheduled to 10 September at 9 pm at SNT Drama Ljubljana.
J. W. von Goethe: Faust
Director: Tomaž Pandur
Author of adaption and dramaturge: Livija Pandur
Translation: Božo Vodušek, Erika Vouk
Set design: Sven Jonke
Costume design: Felype de Lima
Video: Dorijan Kolundžija
Lights: Andrej Hajdinjak
Main cast: Igor Samobor, Brane Šturbej, Barbara Cerar, Polona Juh, Branko Jordan, Uroš Fürst, Robert Korošec, Filip Samobor, Žan Perko in Matic Lukšič
Following successful tours and sold-out performances in China, Mexico, South Korea, Colombia, Spain and other countries, Goethe’s Faust – directed by Tomaž Pandur and premiered as a co-production of the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and the 63 rd Ljubljana Festival – returns to Ljubljana Festival. The last act in the remarkable oeuvre of the late Slovene director and theatrical wizard, whose rich career – tragically cut short by his premature death two years ago – saw him direct plays all over the world and, together with his sister and closest collaborator Livija Pandur, significantly influence perceptions of theatre in the international context, is one of the most successful Slovene theatrical productions of all time, with more than 60 performances and at least 30,000 spectators. Although the Faust story is based on the medieval legend of a man who sold his soul to the Devil, it actually represents the alienation felt by modern man and his need to understand himself and the world in the broader context of the universe. Tomaž Pandur understood Faust as a theatrical mental equation and the stages of Faust’s life and his encounter with Mephistopheles as a poem on the phenomenology of the human species: „The Faust story has developed over the centuries into an archetypal myth of human ambitions and dilemmas, which tries to entangle and understand the individual engaged in a constant battle with good and evil. In our adaptation and production of Faust, evil is plural; the Devil is no longer alone but instead comes with his family and helpers in order to seduce more easily and perform his famous dance of death. We follow a man torn between heaven and earth, trying to find the truth and meaning of his existence. And this is the essence of theatre – to address and question the most fundamental aspects of human existence. Goethe believed that the battle between good and evil drives humanity and gives it an unshakeable faith in its future.” (Tomaž Pandur, speaking at the premiere of Faust at the 2015 Ljubljana Festival.)
The duration of the performance is 2 hours and 40 minutes, with interval.