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Icelandic Play Staged in Slovenia

The play Kitchen to Measure, Ordinary Horror Stories by Icelandic playwright Vala Thórsdóttir, or Kuhinja po meri – vsakdanje srhljivke in Slovene, was premiered in the Glej Theatre in Lublijana on October 31. The play has proven very popular and will be shown at least throughout this month.


Vala Thórsdóttir. Photo by Kjartan Einarsson.

The play was staged in the City Theatre in Ptuj in Slovenia last summer. The group behind the project in Lublijana includes some of Slovenia’s most prominent theatre professionals, a press release states.

Kitchen to Measure, Ordinary Horror Stories is based on five short stories by Icelandic author Svava Jakobsdóttir and produced by the National Theatre of Iceland in 2005 and 2006. It was a box office hit.

Director: Igor Samobor

Translation and dramaturg: Eva Mahkovic

Costume design: Ema Kugler

Actors: Nina Valic, Matej Puc, Jure Henigman, Jurij Drevenšek, Gregor Gruden.

In other news of the playwright, Thórsdóttir recently published an Icelandic-Polish children’s book in collaboration with Agnieszka Nowak.

Click here to read more about that project.

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