Premiere PRACTICING LIFE – SECOND TIME
Based on the production of Nedjeljko Fabrio and Darko Gašparović in the direction of Georgij Paro from the year 1990.

Director:
Dramaturges:
Lucija Klarić / Maja Ležaić / Nikolina Rafaj
Choreographer and assistant director:
Set designer:
Costume design:
Videographer:
Music authors:
Josip Maršić / Zoran Medved
Light design:
Dramaturgical advisers:
:
Actresses:
Mafalda / Neva Rošić: Neva Rošić
Mira Furlan: Mira Furlan
Mama Flora / Olivera Baljak: Olivera Baljak
Antonija (Tonka) Despot / Zrinka Kolak Fabijan: Zrinka Kolak Fabijan
Fanica / Elis Lovrić: Elis Lovrić
Daša Drndić / Tanja Smoje: Tanja Smoje
Emilija / Jelena Lopatić: Jelena Lopatić
Elektra / Wanda / Ivna Bruck: Ivna Bruck
Mafalda u mladosti / Mafalda da giovane / Ludovicina majka / madre di Ludovica / Leonora Surian Popov: Leonora Surian Popov
Mafalda u mladosti / Mafalada da giovane / Usplahirena žena / Donna agitata / Anastazija Balaž: Anastazija Balaž
Ludovica / Serena Ferraiuolo: Serena Ferraiuolo
Ludovica / Ana Marija Brđanović: Ana Marija Brđanović
Mafalda u Mladosti / Mafalda da giovane / Ugledna Hrvatica / una Croata rispettabile / Aleksandra Stojaković Olenjuk: Aleksandra Stojaković Olenjuk
Andor Zsuza / Elena Brumini: Elena Brumini
Stara Francovich / Neda Andrić/Biljana Torić: Biljana Torić
Singers:
Cast:
Carlo / Orest: Mirko Soldano
Fumulo mladi: Mario Jovev
Amadeo / Parsifal / Jakov Despot: Nikola Nedić
Bruno / Mladi Francovich: Giuseppe Nicodemo / Bruno Nacinovich
Lucijan: Edi Ćelić
Fran Despot / Stari Francovich: Denis Brižić
Ugo Osojnak: Anton Plešić
Jožić Despot / Vjenceslav Despot: Dean Krivačić
Jovanin Despot: Jasmin Mekić
Children:
Niko Bazzara / Leda Prvulović / Elena Kolić / Lucija Babić / Amarie Kero / Niko Pulić
Cast:
Fran Kurelac: Anton Plešić
Erazmo Barčić / Milutin Barač: Dražen Mikulić
General Egon Grabner / Il Generale Egon Grabne: Aleksandar Cvjetković
Giovanni di Ciotta: Mirko Soldano
Frano Supilo: Denis Brižić
Gabrielle D\'Annunzio: Giuseppe Nicodemo / Bruno Nacinovich
Miroslav Krleža: Dean Krivačić
Ricardo Zanella: Giulio Settimo
Josip Broz Tito: Jasmin Mekić
Slavko Linić: Nikola Nedić
Vojko Obersnel: Mario Jovev
Stage manager:
Tone director:
Lighting Director:
Danijel Rešković
Rotation:
Ilija Budim
Requisite:
Guido Venturini / Nenad Deželjin
Prompter:
Sintja Lacman

17 March 2020 (Delayed due to pandemic. New date: 24 June 2020)

Croatian Drama in co-operation with Italian Drama of CNT Ivan pl. Zajc

When, at the beginning of the last season, we announced the staging of the novel Leica Format by Daša Drndić, in the adaptation of Goran Ferčec and the direction of Franka Perković, remembering in that context the legendary Practicing Life by Nedjeljko Fabrio, Darko Gašparović and Georgij Paro, a number of upset witnesses of those remote days and the legendary performance, resented our mentioning Practicing Life and Leica Format in the same sentence. Moreover, we dared to announce the whole season with the slogan Practicing Diversity!?
However, after the premiere of Leica Format, many spectators, even critics, ventured to connect the two performances, even marking the latter one as the “new Practicing Life”. Does it actually mean that we, both the audience and the theatre, have begun to become emancipated from the performance and the time, namely, the performance on the time of Rijeka, that has been haunting us for three decades as an unattainable social, cultural, marketing and political event? Haunting to the extent that all that the (Rijeka) theatre can and should be in the following decades has been measured in comparison with the Practicing Life, eventually degrading the legendary performance from memory and inspiration into a rhetoric “souvenir” and turning it into a kind of the Rijeka theatre “curse”? Does it mean that it is time to have Practicing Life – Second Time: anew, that is, again in a new way? When to acknowledge this question, we as the audience and as the theatre, if not in the year of Rijeka as the European Capital of Culture!