Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Johanna in Croatia.

I've pasted below the Google translation from Croatian of the blurb for Can You Whistle, Johanna? from the Kasaliste Virovitica website.  The theatre is very small and in a little town miles from Zagreb or any other big city.  I spent sometime there when Warrior Square opened and if you have ever experienced Croatian hospitality then you'll know that any attempt to describe their generosity to strangers can't come close to the reality.  The play opens soon March and if I have the chance to go back, I'll take it without a second thought. 
They have few resources, little money, great talent, the highest standards, an adventurous repertoire, and an enthusiastic audience.

Do you whistle, Johanna?
Nick Wood

New dramatic contrivance Nick Wood who Virovitička audience knows well the drama of Warrior Square is an adaptation of the novel Ulf Stark. The story of a boy who goes into a nursing home to find his grandfather, a true or false, it's exciting to witness the generational gap that is artful dramatic intervention turns into a drama about trust and friendship. Told in the form of story-telling Do you whistle, Johanna dramatic experiment which establishes a provocative interaction between audience and actors. This will be an emotional drama in its Croatian premiere surely be another success Virovitica Theatre intended for both adults and children and the continuation of fruitful cooperation with exceptional English playwright.