In a country where the history is rewritten several times in a lifetime, it is hard to tell what myth is, what information is, what propaganda is, and what is and why it is in the shadow.
In his novel “Long Nights and Black Flags” Dejan Stojiljković plays with our attitude towards the past and mixes history and fantasy by making a new myth, while the play goes one step further.
In the dawn of a moment that somehow refuses to stay in the past, The Battle of Kosovo, a couple of years before, our play takes place. Religions, peoples, ideas, demons, the nightmares of the two worlds – relentlessly crash onto each other. We all know the outcome, but the reasons somehow evade us.
The play “Long Nights and Black Flags” is a fairy tale about us.
Ivan Vuković, director
Prince Lazar, Serbian ruler: Zoran Karajić
Murad Hudavendigar, Ottoman emir: Oliver Šukletović
Ali Pasha, the Great Vizier: Aleksandar Marinković
Edhem, Dervish: Dejan Cicmilović
Ivan Kosančić, Knight of the Order of the Dragon, the Duke: Miloš Vojnović
Milan Toplica, Knight of the Order of the Dragon, the Duke: Vladimir Milojević
Miloš Obilić, young Knight, young master: Strahinja Barović
Princess Milica, Lazar’s wife: Sanja Krstović
Jefimija, a nun: Ivana Jokić
Jelena, Lazar and Milica’s daughter: Nataša Stanković
Bayezid, Murad’s son, Prince: Marjan Todorović
Lazar Musić, Knight, Prince’s cousin: Siniša Maksimović
Stefan Musić, Knight, Captain of the Pirot Fortress: Ljubiša Barović
Vuk Branković, the son in law of the Prince, the ruler of Priština: Borivoj Božanić
Marko Kraljević, the ruler of Prilep, Ottoman vassal: Aleksandar Mihailović
Nikola Altomanović, a nobleman, the ruler of Užice, a ghost: Petar Lazić
Stefan Dečanski, Serbian king, a ghost: Petar Lazić
Fairy, the spirit of water: Ivana Jokić
Ognjana: Ivana Jokić
Ifrit, a demon, the spirit of fire: Nikola Breković
Porphyrion, a bandit, the Captain of Prilep: Nikola Breković
Faris, tradesman: Nikola Breković
Young Man: Nikola Breković
Sumanuti (the Possessed), a waif: Petar Lazić