THE MERCY SEAT

THE MERCY SEAT foto Nenad Petrović

Croatian House of Culture in Sušak

Monday 6. 5. 2019. at 19,30

The Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia

www.jdp.rs

Neil LaBute: THE MERCY SEAT

Director: Jana Maričić

Set Designer: Marija Kalabić
Costume Designer: Marija Marković Milojev
Composer: Božidar Obradinović
Light Design: Dejan Draganov

Cast:

Abby Prescott – Aleksandra Janković
Ben Harcourt – Milan Marić

Opening Night: 18. 11. 2017
Duration: 1 hour and 40 min

There is something archetypal in LaBute’s characters – Ben is a man, conservative: his worldview is slightly tilted to the right, he has a family, kids; he has done all the right things at the right time, and has a fairly desirable job for a white American man of his age. On the other side, there’s Abby – a woman, liberal: emancipated and far more dominant, more eloquent than he is. She tears down one stereotype, but reinforces another – that of an ambitious, superior, lonely woman, with all the demands posed on an emancipated woman, and the fact that she hasn’t achieved her potential as a mother. Still, the meeting of these two worlds is not a collision of differences, but a story of how there are two sides in each of us, two polarities, and how that dualism is modelled in each individual, pulsating away…”
Jana Maričić, director