Music composer: Jelena Popržan
Scenery: Vladimir Savić
Costumes: Drina Krlić
Songs lyrics: Igor Štiks
Edit Tot Miškeljin
Zrenjanin talks about the events of the recent past and our present. The transition from socialism to neoliberal capitalism has plagued the country in a manner which is more perfidious than all the wars; and the rich industrial city has turned into a wreck, dying shell, empty body on wheels.
Factories that have fed thousands of families are left to the most terrible permitted theft and devastation. Everything we got as legacy from the founding fathers who had built the country was thrown into dirt, trampled on, spat upon, humiliated, scarred. Factory halls are empty, rusty gates bear witness to the glorious past and to us, those who did not know how to accept that legacy. Rebellion is born in this wasteland. We ask ourselves what is to be done - should we not question the unjust system and the order if we see no other way, and if we cannot go on without those who became immensely rich during a short time and in questionable manner, and is our silence earning us our bread crust?
Who is righteous?
Those who die trying to save public property, society and the city itself, or the ones who get hurt trying to protect themselves and preserve the existing situation? If both of them get hurt - what to do?
This performance tries to understand what has happened to us and how, not accept it as fate.
Running time: 1h 20’
Performed in Serbian with English, Hungarian and Romanian surtitles
Recommended for spectators aged 14 and older