DIE NACHT, ALS ICH SIE SAH (TO NOČ SEM JO VIDEL)

In January 1944 Veronika and Leo Zarnik were escorted from their manor house in Slovenia by a group of Tito’s Partisans. Any trace of them was lost in the snow, and decades later no one seems to recall what happened to them

Saison 2021/22

URAUFFÜHRUNG

DIE NACHT, ALS ICH SIE SAH –

TO NOČ SEM JO VIDEL

Based on DRAGO JANČAR

COOPERATION WITH THE SLOVENE NATIONAL THEATRE MARIBOR AND THE YUGOSLAV DRAMA THEATRE BELGRADE

Directed by: JANEZ PIPAN
Set design: MARKO JAPELJ
Video: VESNA KREBS
Costumes: LEO KULAŠ

 

Drago Jančar’s novel That Night I Saw Her – the Süddeutsche Zeitung called it “a masterpiece of European literature” – is based on the true story of the Zarniks’ disappearance, which wasn’t solved until 2015. The novel’s stage adaptation in Slovenian, Serbian and German will premiere in Maribor and include members of the Burgtheater ensemble. Viennese audiences will also be able to see this production at the Akademietheater during the 2021/22 season.

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