APRIL 6 2012 21:39h
Goldoni's Impresario from Smirna and Boccaccio's Decameron were examination performances of the acting class of directors Kresimir Dolencic and Ivica Boban. They were graduation exams of the fifth year of the acting studies. It is of equal importance that these performances bear witness to the way that ADU (Academy of Dramatic Arts) cooperates with other art schools, since all young creative people are assembled here again.
There are some already well-known actors among the graduates we have seen in two different performances that appeal with a rumpus of synergy. The first one among them, unfortunately primarily due to non-acting reasons, is Andrej Dojkic, followed by Filipa Detelic, Ivan Bosnjak and Natasa Kopec, who on the very day of the exams won the prize for the best supporting role in the Naj, naj, naj festival at Zar ptica theatre.
After all we have seen, some names should be mentioned, those which the audience will soon get to know. The first among equals is Mila Pavicevic, the dramaturgy artist of the Impresario from Smirna, a third year student of ADU. Her adaptation of Goldoni's main character is one of the best comic characters we have recently seen on stage – a peculiar bond of a typical Mujo from jokes and a character from the omnipresent Turkish soap operas. It is excellently played by Slaven Spanovic. Remember his name as well, since he is probably one of the greatest Croatian comedians of the future.
The costumes for both performances have been made by the students of Textile and Technology Faculty with the help of the fashion designer Sanja Jakupec. Those used in Decameron deserve to be shown in a museum as well as on stage. Make note of the brilliant female quartet: Milica Manojlovic, Iva Babic, Dinka Vukovic and Marija Segvic in particular.