Opening night of Heiner Müller's Quartet directed by Ivica Buljan in Cankarjev dom Ljubljana

Mini teater will enter in the New Year with new production of post-modern drama Quartet by Heiner Mueller. The director of the performance is Ivica Buljan, and the cast is Ana Karić and Robert Waltl, together with musician Tvrtko Dujmović.

Openings 10, 11 and 12 January 2007 in Cankarjev dom Ljubljana.

Heiner Müller

Director : Ivica Buljan
Translation: Milan Štefe, Snježana Rodek
Costume Designer: Ana Savić-Gecan
Concept of Space: Ben Cain, Tina Gverović
Music: Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar and Tvrtko Dujmović

Director Assistant: Darko Japelj
Actors: Ana Karić and Robert Waltl
Musician: Tvrtko Dujmović

Opening nights:
August 2006: Zadar, Dubrovnik - Croatia
January 2007: Ptuj- City theatre Ptuj and Cankarjev dom Ljubljana - Slovenia
January 2007: Teatar ITD Zagreb - Croatia
February 2007, Trst/Trieste - Italy

Production: Mini teater Ljubljana and Teatar ITD Zagreb; Co-production: Mestno gledališče Ptuj, Slovensko stalno gledališče Trst, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Art radionica Lazareti Dubrovnik, Zadar Snova, Novo kazalište

All essential characteristics of Dangerous Liaisons are preserved in Heiner Mueller's Quartet. While the story from Laclos's novel develops within 'the big theatre of the world', in Quartet the world is indicated yet actually not present. This 'bunker after World War III' – as defined by the author in his drama instructions – indicates an idea of a closed space, of secret societies, places of sadistic performances where everything is allowed, where everything can be said or done. Far for the eye of strangers and in total trust, Merteuil and Valmont dedicate themselves to a ritual known only to the two of them, while their bodies and their souls set up onto a path of pervert games. Their pleasure is manifestated in their will to destruct the other (one a virgin and the other, a spouse of virtue), to destruct God and the Church through radical atheism and through will of sacrifice, to destruct social and moral values, to destruct human kind through self-destruction and sterile sexual relations.