18 May HIGH SCHOOL OF SARCASM
Theatre review: MAJA AND I AND MAJA
By Goran Cvetković
30th June, 2012
MAJA AND I AND MAJA – based on the novel by Sreten Ugričić and a series of picture books by Marcel Marlier and Gilbert Delahaye – the text of the performance is written by Milan Marković, directed by Anja Suša – production: Bitef Theatre
HIGH SCHOOL OF SARCASM
I dare say that Anja Suša – after her exceptional performance Spring Awakening – has broken the code for the creation of a new genre – a CRITICAL LECTURE on crime in intimate surrounding.
This performance is a genuine and authentic rebellion against secrets in the family –and then, naturally, in the society and politics as well – in public and secret affairs alike, because all of it, as here we can see, belongs to THE SAME CYCLE… the cycle of evil, callousness, perversion, cruel power which escapes punishment… some sick feeling of being indebted to the history and the tradition, but also the feelings of artificially boosted nationalism and fake patriotism – and all for nothing but personal gain of those who dominate through threat and terror which they exert as the principle result of communication in their surroundings, in the society, in the world… throughout the history! That is turning into model behaviour while those who refuse to accept it turn into dissidents and exiles – the oppressed minority! Spontaneously and eternally! The HORROR of it! … That very terror of life wrapped into colourful lies and disguised in the make-believes created by families in higher and lower society – that is what this excellent performance is about.