Macedonian National Theatre presents "No Man's Land" in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The production "No Man's Land" staged by Morfov at the Macedonian National Theatre in Skopje is visiting Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, this May as part of the programme of the XVII-th Festival of Bosnian drama Zenica held by the State theatre in the city. The festival is a rich cultural event and hosts productions from theatres such as: the Maxim Gorki theatre from Berlin, 55 Chamber studio and SARTR Army theatre from Sarajevo, Toša Jovanović theatre from Zrenjanin, Serbia, the State theatre in Mostar, local productions. Among those there shall be two premieres, concerts, workshops and a special programme for children. Alexander Morfov's version of "No Man's Land" after the screenplay by Danis Tanovic premiered at MNT - Skopje last June, thus opening MNT's local theatre festival. Actors in the leading roles are: Sashko Kocev, Nikola Acesky, Alexander Mihaylovsky.
In “No Man’s Land” I wanted to fuse the wild beautiful colours of nature with the greyness of war. I craved for contrast. When the first bombs fell over Sarajevo I was forced to contemplate the passing spring and summer both marked by fiery black holes. It’s like projecting a black & white photograph on a Van Gogh painting.
~ Danis Tanovic
A Bosnian soldier and a Serbian one, engaged in a fierce and bloody ethnic conflict, are torn by deadly hatred. Still, they speak the same language, know the same people, watch the same football matches and the same films. A third soldier is trapped on top of a mine and his slightest movement will cause an explosion that will kill all three. They are in no man's land. The two enemies are forced to seek help from the United Nations, as neither of the conflicting sides wishes to enter the area in fear of an ambush. A UN executive agrees to bring a sapper to the location. Are those men at war with each other or have they fallen victims of a cynical media PR? The enemy is you, only the name is different.
8-th May, 20:00 h
Zenica Drama Theatre, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tickets are available at the theatre's box office.
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