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


Director: Jana Maričić

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


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