Director: Ivica Buljan
Assistant director: Robert Waltl
Translation: Lučka Jenčič
Adaptation into Gorenjska (Upper Carniola) dialect: Barbara Rogelj
Dramaturgy: Marinka Poštrak
Composer: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar
Costume design: Ana Savič Gecan
Set design: Siniša Ilić
Slovene language editing: Barbara Rogelj
Co-production: Prešeren Theatre Kranj & Art Center Kranj (SLO)
Cast: Milena Zupančič, Klemen Mauhler, Vesna Vončina, Darja Reichman, Anže Zevnik, Marko Mandić, Pavel Rakovec, Igor Štamulak, Vesna Jevnikar, Vesna Slapar, Peter Musevski, Vesna Pernarčič Žunić, Aljaž Tepina, Primož Pirnat, Robert Waltl
Musicians: Aljaž Praprotnik (horn), Irenej Vid Bošnjak (tuba), Tomaž Kosirnik (trumpet), Luka Verlič (clarinet), Jaša Veselinovič (trombone), Janez Sagadin (drums), Matic Dolenc (guitar), Manca Petek (first violine), Tamara Pepelnik (second violin), Nika Vremšak (cello)
Performance is in Upper Carniola dialect.
Prešeren Theatre Kranj is to witness the Slovenian premiere of German playwright Martin Sperr’s 1965 drama Hunting Scenes From Lower Bavaria. Eighteen simple and realistic scenes narrate the story of the inhabitants of a Bavarian village and illustrate their stupidity and malice in the exclusion of those who are – in one way or another – different. In an urban milieu a person regarded as homosexual is excluded from mainstream society, whilst in a small provincial community there is no room whatsoever for such individuals. Sperr’s attitude to the characters and events appears neither embittered nor scornful, thus this play is not judgemental, but merely provides an illustration.
Nevertheless, the subject of Sperr's play, which unfortunately and despite the decades hasn't lost its edge, is not only the individual's nonconformity, but the realistic illustration of a rural parish, its bigoted population as well as their rotten relationships corrupted by intolerance and malevolence. Thanks to the director Ivica Buljan and his excellent cast, the complex topics addressed are infused with humour, whilst its interpretation is imbued with the lucidity of a contemporary artist.