Mediterano will premiere on Wednesday, 24 July at Pecka Beach, Luštica with the support of Luštica Bay. The play was first performed at the Atrium of the Summerhouse Buća in Tivat in 2011, with the late Vlastimir Đuza Stojiljkovic in the role of Priest. The producer, Culture Centre Tivat held a press conference at the Buća Summerhouse today on the occasion of the premiere. Inspired by the eponymous Italian film “Mediterraneo”, the play is directed by Erol Kadić, who made a selection of music, while Dunja Petrović performed dramatization.
For the first time, the Culture Centre comes out ambientally in this show and its partner in this project is "Luštica Development", said the director of the Centre, Neven Staničić.
"We have renewed "Mediterano" and very deliberately decided to make it in natural surroundings, what we talked about to Erol Kadić this winter. The complete show team was very happy to accept the idea, aware of all the risks that it carried with it. We hope that it will pay off, having in mind the interest that this idea it has caused, "Staničić said, hoping to succeed in mastering all artistic and productive difficulties.
He expressed gratitude to Luštica Development Company, because they had expressed their understanding. "What is interesting and significant when it comes to our company and the Cultural Centre and the renowned Purgatorije festival is that our cooperation has been going on a long time, since it is the first festival that we have established cooperation with. Cultural Centre is a renowned institution with an enviable portfolio when it comes to production, said PR Advisor at Luštica Development Company, Dragana Bećirović.
The director of Mediterano, Erol Kadić, said that for the first time in his career he had two conferences on the occasion of the same show.
Talking about the proposed idea of playing on the beach by the sea, he said he accepted it with enthusiasm: "This is very provocative for directing. With a spectacle like Mediterano we will revive a place like this beach is. We could have met enormous production problems there, but when I met the place, I realized that everything I had planned did not work and that we had to go back to the start. The space seemed so provocative and fairytale like. I had to redesign some scenes and to put in some new ones that came out of this ambience, very beautiful and provocative," explained the director, stressing that he was particularly grateful to the Cultural Centre, which provided him with such a rare opportunity to work on this project. Kadić said that this will be a premiere also because from the first performance of the Mediterano, three actors had changed, including the late Djuza Stoiljkovic.
Actor Fedja Stojanovic has a double feeling, first of all a sad experience because he plays instead of an actor who has been his colleague and friend, Djuza Stojiljković. He pointed out that the move made by the Culture Centre was fantastic, because it had brought the show to an incredibly beautiful space. The performance is also linked to the Mediterranean and the sea and it is very good remembering that everything is happening on one coast, which gives a special experience to the whole show, Stojanović said.
The cast is completed by Mladen Nelević, Nenad Ćirić, Tanja Bošković, Goran Slavić, Omar Bajramspahić, Julija Milačić, Stevan Radusinović, Slaviša Grubiša and Emir Ćatović.
After the premiere on Wednesday, July 24, it Mediterano will be played on Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26 in Luštica Bay, within the International Theatre Festival Purgatorije. The show will begin at 21:30, and the organizer, Culture Centre Tivat, has provided the transport from Tivat, from the old bus station at 20:30.