The Kaleidoscope of Culture: Two Premieres in the Serbian National Theatre Next Week

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Citizens of Novi Sad will have a chance to see the premiere of plays ‘Qatar’ and ‘Smederevo 1941’ in the Serbian National Theatre within the last week of the Kaleidoscope of Culture.

The premiere of the ‘Qatar’ play, directed by Ognjen Petković, is scheduled for Monday, 23 September at 8:30 p.m., at the chamber scene of the Serbian National Theatre.

The script was written according to the documentary made on the territory of Novi Sad. The story is about four heroes who sit in a local café and dream about going to Qatar and solving their life problems they have been facing since the warfare during ‘90s. Their everyday life consists of politics, waiting, alcohol, paintwork, music, failed marriages and false hope. However, they manage to go to Qatar. Simultaneously with this story, the girl Lea, who spends the time in the café, listening to advice from his father and grandfather she grew up with.

The play emerged from the cooperation between the Serbian National Theatre, ‘Mansarda’ Association and ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’.

The theatre play dedicated to actors who died in 1941

Moving story about the destiny of actors from Novi Sad who were killed in the munitions explosion in Smederevo on 5 June 1941, as well as the majority of citizens of the city, was turned into the ‘Smederevo 1941’ drama, directed by Ana Đorđević.

The drama will have its premiere at the Pera Dobrinović stage of the Serbian National Theatre, on 27 Septemer at 7:30 p.m.

The Kaleidoscope of Culture is the programme arch by the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’, which turns Novi Sad into the ‘city of scene’ through the culture of communion for the second time, at more than 80 locations, from 24 August until 30 September.   Part of the ‘Kaleidoscope of Culture’ are Street Musicians Festival, Piano City, Festival of Chamber Music, etc.

It connects spaces and programmes, as well as the actors themselves: the ‘Kaleidoscope’ presents a unique image of the diversity of Novi Sad through multiple arts, with its cultural institutions, non-institutional scene, artists and citizens themselves. With more than 400 programmes, everyone will have a chance to design their own kaleidoscope of culture.

More information here.

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