the second time
Simona Semenič’s first solo theatre piece entitled I, Victim. premiered in the context of the 13th City of Women Festival in 2007. The autobiographical text and performance that Simona directed and performed herself dealt with her close encounters with the dark forces of one kind and another. She shared her experience with epilepsy and the health system, with genital herpes and the health system and bunch of other things and the health system. The performance the second time is a sequel of her first solo; where the first solo ends, the second begins. Literally. “Let me smoke,” the last line in the performance I, Victim. is the first line in the performance the second time. Simona recounts her recent years, during which she – this way or that – coped with the aggravation of her epilepsy and – what else? – the health system.
the second time premiered in October 2014 at the 20th International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women and because of it's divergent content and approach, it will also appear in the accompanying programme of The Week of Slovenian Drama. The performance places a story about living with epilepsy and other health issues into self-ironically, sometimes comical confession, which is masterfully built throughout the performance by the most prominent playwrights in recent years, Simona Semenič.
Text, Directed and Performed by: Simona Semenič; Visual Design: Barbara Kapelj Osredkar; Lighting design: Andrej Petrovčič; Dramaturgy and Emotional Support: Barbara Kapelj Osredkar, Simona Hamer, Rok Vevar.
Production: City of Women, kd integrali Association; In collaboration with: Klub Gromka - AKC Metelkova.
Price: € 7, € 5 (students, unemployed, pensioners, self-employed in culture, disabled).