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Vladimir Kecmanović/Dejan Stojiljković

THE MARK OF CAIN

DIRECTED BY: JUG RADIVOJEVIĆ

The Mark of Cain talks of Ivo Andrić’s mission as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia to Nazi Germany in an interesting and exciting way. The role of the diplomat and author is played by Vladimir Milojević, while the roles of Hitler and other Nazis are all played by women. The Mark of Cain is in a metaphorical sense a story of impermanency of good and persistence of evil. On the other hand, the mark of Cain symbolises the doom of every man and of everything that man has created. The story of Ivo Andrić’s Berlin years, where the divided country on the verge of collapse sent its great artist to bargain with the Devil and reason with the unreasonable, embodies the thesis of ordinary man’s powerlessness against the cyclic onslaughts of evil. Simultaneously, the 20th century, in which Andrić lived the majority of his life, could certainly be called the Evil Century. However, even though he found himself in an impossible situation, Andrić as a humanist and author managed to stay a man, and this might in fact be the most important message that he sent us, both by his purport in Berlin and his novel The Damned Yard, unquestionably influenced by his Berlin experience that Andrić himself believed to be the hardest and most excruciating part of his life – said authors Kecmanović and Stojiljković.

Dramatization: Spasoje Ž. Milovanović

Direction, Stage Design and Music Selection: Jug Radivojević

Dramaturge: Spasoje Ž. Milovanović

Costume Designer: Jelena Stokuća

Costume Design Assistant: Adrijana Simović

Stage Movement: Petar-Pjer Rajković

Stage Speech: Radovan Knežević

 

CAST:

Ivo Andrić – VLADIMIR MILOJEVIĆ

Milica Babić Jovanović – ALEKSANDRA RISTIĆ

Vladimir Vauhnik – IVAN TOMAŠEVIĆ

The Scribe/Albert Dietrich – ZORAN KARAJIĆ

Andreas – STRAHINJA BAROVIĆ

Adolf Hitler – SONJA MILOJEVIĆ

Hermann Göring – DEANA KOSTIĆ

Prince Paul – MILOŠ VOJNOVIĆ

Unity Mitford/Ortrud – KRISTINA PAJKIĆ

Reinhard Heydrichard – ANETA TOMAŠEVIĆ

Ernst von Weizsäcker – LJUBIŠA BAROVIĆ

Gregorić – SLOBODAN PETRANOVIĆ-ŠARAC

Stage Manager: Sofija Karajić

Prompter: Zorica Stevanović