last Sunday.theater company Coraline The award-winning play “MARA FJOČICA”, written by Jozo Lovrich Jadriev and directed by Paolo Cisljalic, was performed in the beautiful square in front of the Konavle Church and Museum in Chiripi.
The organizers were KUD Chiripi and Konavle City Tourism Board. An audience of about 500 attended the show, which erupted in enthusiastic applause and laughter for the witty actors.
“This play will definitely please our immigrants and can be staged in all Croatian centers across America and anywhere in the world where our immigrants live. A universal story with a lot of humor in the daily life of small-town people.This beautiful cultural event.Maybe the Ministry of Culture will fund their performances all over the world where expatriate Croatians live. The city of Dubrovnik and tourism companies can consider offering them, sponsoring their tours and using them for promotional purposes,” says Ane Stražić Rodriguez (Ane Mljećka).
Josip Lovrić’s comedy Mara Fjočica was directed by Paolo Tišljarić, his fourth collaboration with KD Kolarin. The author wrote Marafijočica in her late 70’s and it was performed in the Dubrovnik theater in the early 80’s. It received great interest from audiences and was compared to Stulli’s Kata Kapuralica.
So another production for Dubrovnik’s Ambient Theater was filmed in Pires in 1983 for national television. Over the past few years, it has been rebroadcast several times on HTV, so even the younger generation was able to see it. Lovrich always stressed that drama as a form should be written primarily for reading, staging being only an additional achievement.
This is probably why Mari Fjocica’s dramatic lines are repeated without any indication of who said them. In this irresistible comedy, Lovrić sympathetically portrays Dubrovnik’s Mara and her fijocza. Marafijočica married retired captain Cwidjet, despite the envy of her neighbors for her linguistic side, and she creates an authentic image of Dubrovnik then and now. Different generations of viewers perceive themselves.
Director: Paolo Tiglialje
Costume Choice: Aida Machido
Music coverage: ŽARKO DRAGOJEVIĆ
Onsite technical support: FIFI sound
Language Advisor: IVANA LOVRIĆ JOVIĆ
Graphic design: MAJI STUDIO
Mare Fjoika – Marinka Metkovje
Gosper CVJETO – Yvan Boban
Lina – Jelena Marie
LUKRE – JELICA ČUČEVIĆ
Šime – ANTE TONĆI ĐURKOVIĆ
ĐURO – LEO MRKIĆ
Waitress – DARIJA MIKULANDRA ŽANETIĆ / AIDA MACHIEDO
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https://www.croatiaweek.com/photos-mare-fjocica-performed-in-front-of-a-large-audience-in-cilipi/ Photo: Mare Fjočica performing in front of a large audience in Chiripi