National Theater in Nis, Krusevac Theater and Nisville Jazz Theater Festival invite you to the premiere of play “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare, directed by Nikita Milivojevic on Friday August 2, starting at 8.30 pm in the courtyard of Banovina.
This co-production will open this year’s third Nisville Jazz Theater Festival, with the message “Fortress of Rebellion and Provocation”.
The play was translated by Velimir Zivojinovic and Borivoj Nedic, adaptation, direction and production design are done by Nikita Milivojevic, stage movement by Amelia Banet, music by Ada Rovati Breaker, and costumes by Marina Vukasovic Medenica.
The play stars: Nebojsa Vranic, Dragoslav Savic, Sonja Isailovic, Zoran Karajic, Milos Cvetkovic, Nikola Rakic, Aleksandar Marinkovic, Maja Vukojevic Cvetkovic, Marija Vidakovic, Bojan Veljovic, Marko Pavlovski, Ema Stojanovic and Stefan Mladenovic.
This romantic, pastoral comedy created around year 1600 follows the fate of two infatuated young people, who were exiled from their homes – Orlando was sent away by his evil older brother, and Rosalinda by her uncle, who had taken over her father’s court. Not aware of each other, with their entourage, they both seek refuge in the Ardennes Forest, where Rosalinda’s father is already banished. The girl is disguised as a young Ganymede, leading to new comedic trades. In the end, it all ends with a general reconciliation and the wedding of four couples.
Through the story about the conflict of the estranged brothers, Shakespeare promotes human values such as brotherly love, tolerance and togetherness, where every problem is overcome and the negative characters are transformed into good ones by the most magnificent of all spells – sincere love.
After its premiere at Nisville, the co-production “As You Like It” will have its premieres on the venues of the National Theater in Nis and Krusevac Theater.
Entry to the premiere is free of charge, as all other performances on this year’s Nisville Jazz Theater Festival.