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Ivan Salečić: Lion House

Date created: 21.03.2022.
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Festival Drama Ensemble

Ivan Salečić: Lion House

subtitled in English

 

Directed by: Aida Bukvić

Dramaturge and adaptation: Marijana Fumić

Set design: Ivo Knezović

Costume design: Mirjana Zagorec

Lighting designer: Martin Šatović

Composer: Maro Market

Stage movement: Blaženka Kovač-Carić

Speech advisor: Maro Martinović

Assistant director: Antonela Tošić

Assistant set designer and painting works: Pietro Boban

Sculpture works: Timo Škrlec

Stage manager: Roko Grbin

 

Contemporaries:

Ivan: Amar Bukvić

Vanja: Iva Kraljević

Laima: Jadranka Đokić

Šeh: Dražen Šivak

Nikša: Branimir Vidić - Flika

Professor: Doris Šarić-Kukuljica

 

Baroque:

Dživo Franov Gundulić: Maro Martinović

Luce: Doris Šarić-Kukuljica

Šiško Dživov Gundulić: Romano Nikolić

Mato Dživov Gundulić: Marin Klišmanić

Nika Gundulić: Jadranka Đokić

Kate: Gloria Dubelj

Džive Gundulić: Veronika Mach

  

Premiered on 20 August 2021 at the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

1 award win and 3 nominations:

- “Orlando” Award – for best achievement in the drama programme

- Lion House (play)

- Croatian Actor Awards – nominations

- Maro Martinović for the role of Dživo Gundulić in the best supporting actor category

- Gloria Dubelj for the role of Kate in the category of exceptional young drama artist under 28

- Marijana Fumić – dramaturge, for best premiering contemporary Croatian drama text or best dramatization, adaptation, dramaturgical transformation of text or a play’s dramaturgy

 

Lion House portrays Dubrovnik as a place where burdened history and burlesque transition clash. It is based on Ivan Salečić’s debut novel ‘Lion House’, in which the author intertwines two stories about Dubrovnik’s present and past, focusing on the Gundulić family history. Salečić created a unique novel in which fiction and faction coexist and our ideas about the glorious past are broken against the harsh reality of everyday life. The present-day bitter-humorous complications surrounding the purchase and restoration of an apartment in the historic city core are complemented with an interesting and engaging history of Dubrovnik, above which looms the grim fate of the Great Earthquake. 

 

Photo (c) Marko Ercegović