Croatian House of Culture in Sušak – 5. 5. at 19:30 h
The National Theatre in Belgrade

Anton Pavlovič Čehov: IVANOV

Direction and adaptation: Tatjana Mandić Rigonat

Set Design: Branko Hojnik
Costume design: Bojana Nikitović
Composer: Irena Popović

Cast: Nikola Ristanovski, Nada Šargin, Predrag Ejdus, Branko Vidaković, Danijela Ugrenović, Hana Selimović, Nenad Stojmenović, Nikola Vujović, Branka Petrić, Vanja Milačić, Bojan Krivokapić, Jelena Živković, Predrag Vasić, Nemanja Konstantinović, Jelena Halupa.
Musicians: Nikola Dragović, Ivan Mirković, Nemanja Bubalo

Ivanov is Chekhov’s first play to be performed. It focuses on a prematurely tired man living a tedious Russian life and constantly confronted with insurmountable obstacles of inertia and indifference, destroyers of idealism and killers of joy. Chekhov’s hero is in his fatal thirties, a point in one’s life when all hope turns into disappointment, freedom into non-liberty, and endless distant opportunities to dust, while life goes on, always on a single track.

Ivanov is an orgy of what the Anglo-Saxon critics call a point of view. He does not solve any issues, he falls under their burden.
No matter how hard the critics try to decipher Ivanov, he keeps his secret, or rather, an inexplicable and insoluble remnants of humanity, firmly locked.
From the play programme