Dubrovačke ljetne igre
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
10/7 - 25/8 2024

Premiere | C. Goldoni: La Bottega del Caffè

13. July / Saturday / 21:30h
Držić Square
14. July / Sunday / 21:30h
Držić Square
17. July / Wednesday / 21:30h
Držić Square
18. July / Thursday / 21:30h
Držić Square
19. July / Friday / 21:30h
Držić Square
Premiere | C. Goldoni: La Bottega del Caffè


Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Marin Držić Theatre


Translation and adaptation: Frano Čale

Director: Paolo Tišljarić

Set Designer: Vesna Režić

Costume Designer: Ana Mikulić

Light designer: Marko Mijatović

Composer and sound designer: Žarko Dragojević

Video designer: Miran Brautović

Assistant set designer: Nikolina Kuzmić

Assistant costume designer: Petra Andrić

Stage manager: Anita Bubalo


Frano, an innkeeper: Hrvoje Sebastijan

Mr Lukša, a gentleman of Dubrovnik: Marijan Nejašmić Banić

Dživo, a merchant: Zdeslav Čotić

Blage, Dživo's wife: Srđana Šimunović

Karlo, a fake Count: Edi Jertec

Lukrecija, Karlo's wife: Marija Šegvić

Anica, a ballerina: Angela Bulum

Lujo, a gambling-house owner: Mirej Stanić

Toni, Frano's boy-servant: Bojan Beribaka

Barber: Boris Matić

Apprentices, Tourists, Revelers, Policemen: Kolarin Theatre Troupe and Step'n Jazz Dance Studio members


The 75th Dubrovnik Summer Festival drama programme is particularly rich and varied, preparing for the festival audience continuing reflection and development of dynamic co-production and site-specific concepts as well as major premieres, in addition to exciting guest performances and favorite titles from previous seasons. The first premiere this summer, as was the case last year, will be a co-production of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the Marin Držić Theatre. Carlo Goldoni's iconic La Bottega del Caffè, as translated and adapted by Frano Čale into the Dubrovnik dialect, will be staged by director Paolo Tišljarić at Držić Square. La Bottega, directed by Tomislav Radić, premiered at the Festival back in 1978 at Gundulić Square, also as a play by the Marin Držić Theatre, and had remained a part of the repertoire for an entire decade! Although the play is set in a precise historical context, the focus will be on its actuality, the vitality of comedy, irony, wit, manipulation of information, today's attitudes towards the virtues and flaws that the author subtly portrays, and the mechanisms that regulate social dynamics.


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