Tonight’s Main program performance at the National Theater in Niš, within the Theater at the Crossroads Festival in progress, is THE CROATIAN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, authorial project by Bob Jelčić, performed by Kerempuh Satirical Theater from Zagreb. This is the first competitive program performance.


Dramaturge is Dina Vukelić, set designers and in charge of costumes are Zdravka Ivandija Kirigin and Ana Paulić. Consultants in the implementation of the idea are Marko Makovičić and Jerko Marčić.


Actors performing tonight are Nataša Dangubić, Ana Maras Harmander, Maja Posavec, Marko Makovičić, Jerko Marčić, Nikša Butijer, Karlo Mlinar, Ozren Opačić i Ines Bojanić (voice).


“The play follows the life of a girl (embodied by Nataša Dangubić) whose growing up is a symbolic copy of the maturation of the Croatian state. The inextricable merging of the personal and political element in the pursuit of happiness is called into question in the complex relations within the family and beyond with the historical transformations that Croatia has undergone over the past a bit over a hundred years.


To the crucial question – Is this where Croatia finds itself today happiness at all? – the play responds with a challenge, a song by a Serbian poet Dušan Radović “The Conquest of Happiness” and a message: We are left alone, with Hope. (author: E. K. / Hina, source:


Duration of the performance is 1 hour and 10 minutes.


The price per ticket for tonight’s performance is 900 dinars.


There are two events today within the Festival’s rich accompanying program taking place in the upper foyer of the National Theater in Niš.


A promotion of the theater art magazine SCENA No 1 and 2 for 2022 is starting at 17.00 h.The participants are Miloš Latinović, MA, Editor-in-Chief and Miroslav Radonjić, PhD, manager of The Steria’s Theater Festival and publisher.


The following event starting at 18.00 h is a round table on the occasion of the 30-year-anniversary of the theater newspaper LUDUS. Participants are Tatjana Nježić, editor-in-chief, Boyan Munjin, theater critic and journalist, Olivera Milošević, journalist and theatrologist, prof. Milivoje Mlađenović PhD, writer and theatrologist and Nataša Gvozdenović, theater critic and journalist.