J. W. von Goethe: Faust

Tomaž Pandur, director

10. September 2018
21.00
SNG Drama Ljubljana
29, 25 €

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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
Music: Silence
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.

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Important information

General

Audience members are politely reminded that mobile phones, watches and other technical devices emitting acoustic signals must be switched off during performances.

Audio and video recording and photography are prohibited at all Ljubljana Festival events.

Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets will not be refunded if an event is interrupted by a power failure or (in the case of outdoor events) adverse weather, or disrupted by noise or any other external factor.

If an event is cancelled you may exchange your tickets for tickets to any other Ljubljana Festival event or request a refund, which must be collected within one month.

The Ljubljana Festival reserves the right to change the programme, performers, venues and scheduled start times.

Ljubljana Festival tickets are exempt from VAT (Point 13 of Article 42 of the Value Added Tax Act in conjunction with Article 69 of the Rules on implementation of the Value Added Tax Act).

Križanke Summer Theatre

The roof of the Križanke Summer Theatre was damaged by late snowfall in 2016. As a result, seating in the venue is currently exposed to the elements. Seats in rows 9A, 14 and 15, seats in the balconies and seats located by statues and towers have a restricted view of the stage.