“Lion House” to premiere on playground below Minčeta Fort towards the end of the 72nd Festival

Date created: 09.08.2021.

The playground below Minčeta Fort is the site of busy rehearsals for this season’s last drama premiere, the play “Lion House” based on an eponymous Ivan Salečić novel in adaptation by Marijana Fumić and directed by Aida Bukvić, with performances by the Festival Drama Ensemble. The play is on the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival programme from 20 to 24 August at the aforementioned location.


“Lion House” portrays Dubrovnik as a place where burdened history and burlesque transition clash. The play is adapted from Ivan Salečić’s debut novel of the same name in which the present-day bitter-humorous complications surrounding the purchase and restoration of an apartment in the historic Dubrovnik city centre are intertwined with engaging history of Dubrovnik, above which looms the grim fate of the Great Earthquake. The play is directed by Aida Bukvić while Marijana Fumić did the adaptation and dramaturgy, Ivo Knezović set design, Blaženka Kovač-Carić stage movement and Mirjana Zagorec costume design. Lighting design is done by Martin Šatović while Maro Market created the music. The Festival Drama Ensemble includes: Amar Bukvić, Iva Kraljević, Jadranka Đokić, Dražen Šivak, Branimir Vidić - Flika, Maro Martinović, Doris Šarić-Kukuljica,
Romano Nikolić, Marin Klišmanić, Gloria Dubelj and Veronika Mach.


The play will premiere on Friday, 20 August at 9.30pm on the playground under the Minčeta Fort with four more performances set for 21, 22, 23 and 24 August. Supporting the play is Festival’s loyal partner OTP Bank.