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The Use of a Human
December 5, 2019 @ 21:30
Aleksandar Tišma’s masterpeice novel to be presented for the first time as a theatrical play. This is the story of looking for the lost life that never happened. Directed by one of the most sensitive Balkan directors, Boris Liješević.
Director: Boris Liješević
Cast: Emina Elor; Jugoslav Krajnov; Predrag Marjanović; Draginja Voganjac; Aljoša Đidić; Danilo Milovanović; Dušan Vukašinović
Music: Stefan Ćirić
Set design: Željko Piškorić
Dramaturgy and dramatisation: Fedor Šili
Author of the novel: Aleksandar Tišma
“The Use of a Human” is a tale about the world ruled by racial, political and every other form of intolerance. Madness is spreading and people are hoping that it will not reach the peace-loving Novi Sad, and that Europe and the world will not allow the spreading of Nazism. They are doing nothing although everything indicates that they must flee and save their lives. They are confident that reason always eventually prevails.
The main character is Vera Kroner, a girl from a rich Jewish merchant family, who is deported from her comfortable life in Novi Sad to Auschwitz in 1943, together with her and other Jewish families. Vera is the only one who survives the horrible life and scenes she witnessed because she spends the ”camp time” in the ”house of joy”, a brothel, where sexual services they provide to the SS soldiers prolong their life and postpone their death in crematorium.