Drama

Red Water
Jurica Pavičić

Red Water

The novel "Red Water" is considered one of the finest thrillers in Croatian literature, honored with several international awards and translated into several foreign languages. A gripping quest for a missing beauty intertwines with the recent historical drama of a country and its people.

World premiere: November 2023.

 

Red Water
The Mademoiselle Dupin’s Case
Edgar Allan Poe

The Mademoiselle Dupin’s Case

"The Mademoiselle Dupin’s Case" is a theatrical collage of several short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, with a focus on dramatizing two from the series of detective stories - "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter" - as well as incorporating motifs from the short story "The Black Cat." These stories are interwoven through the character of Detective August Dupin, a role assigned to a woman in the production by the Croatian National Theatre Split, under the direction of Natalija Manojlović and dramatization by Ivana Vuković, portraying Mademoiselle Dupin as the play's heroine.

The Mademoiselle Dupin’s Case
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is set against the backdrop of a crumbling patriarchal capitalist society where falsehoods often eclipse the truth, and a family plunges into an existential crisis when suppressed emotions are finally spoken aloud. This iconic drama, originally penned in 1955 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize, is brought to life under the direction of Jug Đorđević, the recipient of the prestigious Sterija Award for 2023.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
A Somber Gaze into an Empty Wallet
Author's project by Ivan Penović

A Somber Gaze into an Empty Wallet

The project of a fake band featuring four musically inept characters transforms into an unexpected success, despite the characters' minimal readiness for the endeavor. The narrative of the play follows the journey from the inception of the idea to the creation of the fake band, culminating in a concert that the characters must ultimately perform.

A Somber Gaze into an Empty Wallet
Calculating the damage
Trpimir Jurkić

Calculating the damage

The leading actor of the Drama of the Croatian National Theatre in Split, Trpimir Jurkić, initiated the project created for the intimate Scene 55. In a monologue format, he aims to summarize his past career and life. Through a series of confessions and anecdotes, Jurkić successfully demystifies the concepts of acting, art, and career.

Calculating the damage
Silent Night
Miljenko Smoje - Ivica Ivanišević

Silent Night

The dramatization of the novella "Chronicle of Our Little Town" on the theater stage brings to life the Smoje's well-known and beloved characters.

Silent Night
55 Square Meters
Ivana Vuković

55 Square Meters

"The Theater that Questions the City in Which It Operates" is the title of one of the newspaper reviews following the premiere of a play by the young Split playwright Ivana Vuković. "55 Square Meters" was declared the best Croatian drama production in 2022, and with a total of 14 awards at regional festivals, it is the most awarded current production at the HNK Split (Croatian National Theatre Split).

55 Square Meters
The Turnaround
Damir Karakaš

The Turnaround

"The Turnaround is one of the rare performances that, as expected, did not scream with the themes of crime, survival, lack of punishment, and the emergence of forgiveness. It is a performance in which the concept of intensity should be interpreted. It does not shout, but in the silence of the theater, it whispers thunderously intensively – this could have happened to you. To anyone who has said or written anything unpopular. Or to those who have done absolutely nothing. Its horror and beauty are on the same timeline. Stirring and necessary." - Magdalena Mrčela, www.dalmacijadanas.com

The Turnaround
Orphans
Dennis Kelly

Orphans

The arrival of a visibly distressed man interrupts the peaceful dinner of a young married couple. From this first powerful dramatic image, Kelly constructs a world in which the search for truth leads deeper into situations where all certainties and securities of civil life suddenly become questionable. Because the stakes are high: peace or truth, justice or crime, family or loneliness. The family is an exemplary specimen of contemporary dramatic writing with a thriller's rhythm, the street's energy, and the pulsation of life.

Orphans
The Beret
Ilija Zovko

The Beret

Honest, poignant, and emotionally charged dramatic text by Ilija Zovko about the, more or less accidental, encounter of two strangers, a woman and a man in their late fifties, was brought to life by Snježana Sinovčić Šiškov and Trpimir Jurkić. They created a performance that, as the critics concluded after the premiere, will be 'joyfully watched.

The Beret
Little Rascal
Tisja Kljaković Braić

Little Rascal

The debut book by Tisja Kljaković Braić, "U malu je uša đava" (Little Rascal), has been consistently at the top of the charts for most-read and best-selling books in Croatia for a long time. Since its content, through a series of humorous stories, brings to life the Split of the 1980s, which still irresistibly resembles Smojin Split from "Veliko misto" and Fellini's Mediterranean, the path to a theatrical adaptation has naturally and expectedly presented itself.

Little Rascal
Frog
Dubravko Mihanović

Frog

Frog, written by Dubravko Mihanović, a text that has received multiple awards, been translated, and performed, remains an equally relevant story about recognizable individuals struggling to adapt to times of twisted values, even fifteen years after its creation. The drama unfolds in a barbershop on Christmas Eve, further emphasizing the loneliness and personal dramas of the four men who gather there. The lack of communication and empathy, alienation in a world of superficiality and false success, and the struggle for intimacy are compressed into a virtuoso-written drama that, with unexpected twists, turns into a psychological thriller.

Frog
Stories from Vukovar
Pere Eranović's authorial project

Stories from Vukovar

The monodrama "Stories from Vukovar" transforms the theatrical space into a wartime shelter where the actor establishes a complete and selfless connection with the audience. For an hour, the actor becomes a war correspondent, and the audience becomes his fellow citizens whom he tries to alleviate from their concerns by talking about love, life, enemies, war, childhood, and more.

Stories from Vukovar
Lapland
Cristina Clemente and Marc Angelet

Lapland

A humorous, charming, and witty comedy by Catalan writers that had its world premiere in January 2019 in Barcelona. It explores the clash of two contrasting mentalities: the "organized," rational Nordic mindset and the "irresponsible and sloppy" Mediterranean approach.

Lapland
Bambina
Ana Tonković Dolenčić / Neno Belan

Bambina

With unforgettable hits of Neno Belan and the legendary Đavoli, this theatrical story unfolds like a nostalgic jukebox musical. However, that time, which many remember as better days, will also remind us of today's relevant issues.

Bambina
Tartuffe, Tartuffe, Tartuffe HNK u Varaždinu
J. B. P. Molière

Tartuffe, Tartuffe, Tartuffe

Wealthy merchant Orgon introduces Tartuffe into his family, a man who has enchanted him and his mother Pernel. Emphasizing the friend's piety and humility, the naive and captivated Orgon clashes with his family, who see the newcomer as nothing more than a common impostor. Tartuffe, a smooth-talking hypocrite and false Christian, skillfully manipulates Orgon, who eventually realizes his folly.

Tartuffe, Tartuffe, Tartuffe
A Flea in Her Ear HNK u Varaždinu
Georges Feydeau

A Flea in Her Ear

Vaudeville in three acts, "A Flea in Her Ear," was first performed in 1907 in Paris with unprecedented success, both among the audience and critics. One critic wrote, "It's a play for which a new qualitative adjective should be invented: funny, entertaining, comedic, mischievous, dizzying; all that, and much more."

A Flea in Her Ear
The Minister's Wife CNT Ivan pl. Zajca, Rijeka
Branislav Nušić

The Minister's Wife

The story of a politician's wife who, after her husband becomes a minister in the government, must quickly adopt the behaviors and lifestyle of the "high society" has become almost synonymous with a rapid ascent on the social ladder, much like Branislav Nušić's name is synonymous with laughter in the theater and with the impeccable dissection of provincial mentality.

The Minister's Wife
Two Into One HNK u Osijeku
Ray Cooney

Two Into One

"Two Into One" is an enduring success wherever it graces the stage, a comedic triumph by Ray Cooney, the maestro of mistaken identity and farce.

Two Into One
Macbeth CNT Ivan pl. Zajca, Rijeka
William Shakespeare

Macbeth

Renowned Slovenian director Eduard Miler brings forth Shakespeare's cruel tragedy in his production of "Macbeth," presented by the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc. This compelling rendition will grace the grand stage of the Theatre as part of the K-HNK program, extending its reach to the vibrant theatre scene in Split.

Macbeth
Big town Zagreb City Theatre "Komedija"
Miljenko Smoje

Big town

"Big Town" (orig. Velo misto) directed by Miljenko Smoje and produced by Marina Pejnović in collaboration with the Zagreb City Theatre "Komedija," is coming to the big stage in December!

Big town