The Street of Lonely Cars is an absurd play about the meaning of human existence in a dehumanized society where the main means of control and the only trigger is fear.
Closed and confined, reconciled with their own powerlessness, people who live on that street have long lost all hope and have essentially ceased to live. However, an unexpected visit and an open hole in the wall trigger a series of events…
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
It is about a closed world. The borders are set up and there seems to be no choice: decay, angst, poverty, repetition, boredom, loneliness … A stranger falls into this world out of the blue and uses bureaucratic measures to attempt and impose order and win power. The balance has been disturbed, and the citizens wake up from lethargy, struggle to preserve what they thought they possess: peace and eternity. This is a mystical and urban story of fear, misunderstanding, emptiness, loss, and absurdity. Electronic Silence buzzes in our ears; vroom of black limousines is heard. Love is always somewhere else. So, it is about us.
Zoran Pešić Sigma
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
I accepted to work on the play The Street of Lonely Cars considering it a challenge to convey on the stage the absurd and grotesque feeling of our reality, of our almost destroyed society and people who have not had a road sign for life for a long time now. Black limos cause fear and the fear has systematically been maintained and spread to every citizen. The fear takes a place of honor in the political life of our community. There are fewer and fewer citizens every day, but the fear is getting bigger. At one point, a character in the play asks a question that echoes along the empty streets: what should a man do?
Zoran Pešić Sigma (Bela Crkva, 1960).
He is a writer and editor of Gradina, literary arts and culture magazine. He is a member of the Serbian Literary Society. He has published eight books of poems, four books of prose and two plays. Three of his books have been translated into Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian. His poems have been translated into Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, Spanish and Greek. He has received a number of awards and recognition. He won Sterija Award for original local drama text for the play Street of Lonely Cars (2017). The novel Street of Lonely Cars was published in the edition of the National Library Stevan Sremac in Niš.
Đurđa Tešić was born in Belgrade in 1977. She graduated in Theater and Radio Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade in 2002 in the class of Professors Nikola Jevtić and Alisa Stojanović.
She has directed the following productions:
Line by Damir Vijuk (Bitef Theatre, 2000)
Casanova by David Greig (Serbian National Theatre, Novi Sad, 2002)
Black Milk by Vasiliy Sigarev (The National Theatre in Belgrade, 2003)
Everyman by Goran Stefanovski (Atelier 212, 2004)
Blasted by Sarah Kane (The Belgrade Drama Theatre, 2005)
Momo by Michael Ende (Duško Radović Theatre, 2005)
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca (National Theatre of Republika Srpska, Banja Luka, 2005)
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (Atelier 212, 2006)
Miss Julie by August Strindberg (The National Theatre of Republika Srpska, 2007)
The Three Sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (The National Theatre of Republika Srpska, 2008)
Milk by Vasilis Katsikonouris (The Belgrade Drama Theatre, 2008)
Pool (No Water) by Mark Ravenhill (National Theatre in Belgrade, 2009)
The Lord of the Flies by Tatjana Ilić, after W. Golding’s novel (Boško Buha Theatre, 2009)
The Wedding by Jovan Sterija Popović (National Theatre of Republika Srpska, Banja Luka, 2010)
Novecento – Boka Hotel by Stevan Koprivica (Cultural Centre Tivat, 2010)
Public Servants by Ronald Harwood (National Theatre in Belgrade, 2010)
All About My Mother by Samuel Adamson (Belgrade Drama Theatre, 2011)
Strange Loves by Maja Pelević (Duško Radović Theatre, 2011)
Greta Garbo’s Secret by Miro Gavran (Madlenianum Opera and Theatre, 2012)
Straightened by iron by G. Balančević (National Theatre in Belgrade, 2013
A Lullaby for Vuk Unknown by Ksenija Popovic / B. Mijović (National Theatre in Belgrade / Budva City Theater, 2013)
The Glorious Florence by Peter Quilter (Atelje 212, 2014)
All aboard the Marriage Hearse by M. Morillo (Jazavac City Theatre, 2015)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by W. Shakespeare (Boško Buha Theater, 2015)
Knight from Zvezdara by M. Aracki (Boško Buha Theatre, 2016)
The Misanthrope by J. B. P. Moliere (National Theater in Subotica, 2017)
My Grandfather is Out by D. Janković (Belgrade Drama Theater, 2017)
Danilo Petrović – Villain
Marko Pavlović – Man
Dragiša Veljković – Minister
Bojan Veljović g.a. – Shoe cleaner
Jasminka Hodžić – Blue-haired witch
Dragana Jovanović – Cashier
Miloš Cvetković – Journalist
Uroš Milojević g.a. – Guardian
Nikola Cekić g.a. – Fisherman
Stefan Mladenović – Stray Dog
Uroš Kostić g.a. – Musician