For the Welfare of the Nation

Slovene National Theatre

20 September 2018

By Ivan Cankar
Directed by Miha Golob

Slovenian classic For the Welfare of the Nation by Ivan Cankar deals with the two-faced back-stabbing opportunism of local politicians in the midst of rapidly approaching elections. It takes on a new spin and presents this dark and analytical political satire in a burlesque way as a fast-paced comedy with a cast of young actors. Although it has been written in a Slovenian context, the text remains applicable to most of the world. 

“It’s incredible how Cankar’s dissection of human character and society remains painfully relevant even today, more than a hundred years after he wrote it.”
— Marko Bratuš, Artistic Director at Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica


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