Aristophanes’ “Pluto” to be staged in Belgrade and Novi Sad

Aristophanes’ comedy “Pluto”, directed by Nikita Milivojevic, will be performed on 27th September in the Sava Center and the day later in the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, the organizers said at a press conference.

The staging of this famous play is a result of a long-term cooperation between the National Theatre in Belgrade and the National Theatre of Greece from Athens, which directors Dejan Savić and Statis Lavatinos respectively, signed a relevant protocol in Belgrade, in October last year.

Aristophanes’ comedy “Pluto”, directed by Nikita Milivojevic, had its premiere on July 13th in the famous antique theatre in Epidaurus on Peloponnese, during the prestigious Athens Festiva”.

This remarkable theatre undertaking, among other things, is remembered by the fact that this was the first play in the Serbian language performed in this legendary Greek locality in the last 2,500 years.

One of our most renowned theatre directors, Nikita Milivojevic, expressed a great satisfaction that the media in Serbia, nevertheless, broadcast the news about the premiere of such a significant performance.

“Sometimes a person thinks that he is alone and that nobody sees what he is doing, but I’ve been proven wrong and I’m glad about that. I’m even happier because of the fact that such a play is now coming to Belgrade. I live both in Athens and Belgrade and finally, I have managed to connect the two national theatres in a way. It has not been easy”, said Milivojevic.

He underlined that he was pleased to choose Hadži Nenad Maričić for the leading role.

“We wanted someone who can sing and act… He and I have been working together for a long time and I I was very sure of my choice,” said Milivojevic.

The director also spoke about the costumes that were made for the play.

“The Costumes were made in the workshop of the National Theatre in Belgrade, and when Marina Medenica brought costumes to Athens, it was a great relief for me because everyone who knows how a theatre play is created, and are aware that one of the crucial moments in this process is trying on the costumes. These costumes were charming because they were modern and antique, at the same time,” Milivojevic said.

Speaking of the Greek actors who are coming to Belgrade to perform in the play, Milivojevic says: ”They are very happy that they are coming to Belgrade, and they are very resourceful actors … Their actresses are so convincing as both singers and actors, and they are very confident performing in venues of any sizes, as well as being watched by 10,000 people”, said Milivojevic.

(RTV, 23.09.2018)

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