Plaža (The Beach) review

Recently, the wife and I felt a need to visit some real theaters, not movie theaters (which we visit on a regular basis).

Last night we went to Teatar Exit to see a comedy performance the Pla¾a (the Beach). It’s the drama about social intolerance.

The play is directed by Sunny Suninsky and performed by Linda Begonja, Sven Medve¹ek, Damir Klemeniæ, Mirta Zeèeviæ/Daria Knez (all very well known actors here in Croatia). The scene is very basic, and the whole performance depends on the actors’ abilities to transform between a few sets of characters – the play is a kind of a style rehearse, the genre which is often very demanding.

The humor is contemporary and the situations are real, and one can actually feel very familiar with the relationships performed. Vocal performance doesn’t dominate, so if one can’t actually understand all of the jokes, there’s always a support in adequate facial and body expressions. Really great acting.

If you’re my fellow citizen or just visiting Zagreb as a tourist, it’s absolutely worth seeing it! Plus, the moral of a story is great:

“If it’s unique and beautiful that we are all so different, why are we trying to make the universal world?”

Marko Dugonjić is a designer specialized in user experience design, web typography and web standards. He runs a nanoscale user interface studio Creative Nights and organizes FFWD.PRO, a micro-conference and workshops for web professionals.

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