Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature, is not a common, but he is an impressive guest of the Split theatre scene. It was so when Anatoly Vasiliev directed Tonight We Improvisein 1990, and it was so when Six Characters ... were staged by François-Michel Pesenti in 2000. At the première Pirandelli was forced to leave the theatre through a side exit in order to avoid the angry crowd of opponents with shouts from the audience of “Madhouse!” Première was followed by Milan and Paris successes when Pirandello decisively influences French playwrights Anouilh, Sartre, Ionesco, Beckett ... Since then, by a key turn on reality and fiction, reality and theatre, Pirandello is not someone whom you just come back to, but someone who has become inevitable.


Première: November 18th, 2016

Author's team

Director Olja Lozica
Dramaturge Matko Botić
Set Designer Igor Vasiljev
Costume Designer Ana Marin
Light Designer Srđan Barbarić
Sound Designer Tomislav Luetić
Choice of music Olja Lozica

Music in the play:

Balanescu Quartet – Aria, Life And Death; Jedadiah Bernards – Dans Les Nuages; BJ Nilsen – Vinyl; Daniel Hope (Johann Paul von Westhoff) – Imitazione delle Campane; Hior Chronik – Oblivion Rework with Field Rotation; Oiseaux-Tempête - Ouroboros (Live at église St-Merry, feat. Gareth Davis); Simon Fisher Turner – The Great White Silence; Walter Fähndrich – Viola III


Father Marjan Nejašmić Banić
Mother Petra Kovačić Pavlina
Stepdaughter Sara Ivelić
Son Nikša Arčanin
Director Pere Eranović
Actors Mia Čotić, Franjo Đaković, Zorana Kačić Čatipović,
Madam Pace Filip Radoš
Boy Roko Burmaz
Girl Petra Budimir