Roberto Zucco

Writer: Bernard Marie-Koltes
Roberto Zucco

Roberto Zucco is a project of Maladype Theatre, Mini Teater, Ljubljana and Novo Kazalište, Zagreb.

Translation: Róbert Bognár

Director: Ivica Buljan

Director Ivica Buljan presents Bernard-Marie Koltes’ urban tragedy Roberto Zucco at the Maladype Theatre. A powerful psychological thriller based on a infamous true story, Roberto Zucco follows the sinister adventure of a serial killer; a young lost soul driven to commit terrible crimes without motive.

Italian Roberto Succo, aged 18, was sent to prison after violently murdering his parents. 5 years later, he escaped and went on the run, defying police in 3 countries. Changing his identity many times, he embarked on a horrific 2 years crime spree undetected: burgling, raping, killing.

 A cross between Tarantino and Žižek working over the themes of Hamlet, and reaching back to the myths of Oedipus and Icarus; this play brings the suspense of film noir to the stage.

 Roberto Zucco was written close to the playwright’s death, but it’s also syrupy sweet at times, proof that Koltes felt sentiment and forgiveness toward the generally foul lot of characters he had drawn. After all, they’re only behaving as they’re expected to behave, caught in the absurd hurricane of an antihero’s preemptive fate.

This is not the first time Maladype and Mini Teater work together; in 2007 Zoltán Balázs staged Tristan and Isolde with seven brilliant Slovenian actors in Ljubljana which was invited to the 47th Borstnik International Theatre Festival in Maribor the same year.

The language of the performance is Hungarian, English and Italian.

Roberto Zucco: Zoltán Lendváczky
Girl: Rita Kerkay
Zucco's Mother, Girl's Mother, Madam, Elegant Lady: Senca Bulic
Girl's Brother, 2nd Prison Officer, 2nd Police Officer, A Man: Ákos Orosz
Fat Man, Impatient Pimp, Detective, 1st Prison Officer, 1st Police Officier, Child: Mátyás Lazók
Girl's Father, Old Gentleman, Melancholy Detective, Police Chief, A Man: Zsolt Páll
Girl's Sister, Panic-stricken Prostitute, Madam, A Woman, A Prostitute: Erika Tankó

Literary adviser: Robert Waltl
Set design: Son.Da
Costumes design: Ana Savic Gecan
Director's manager: Gergely Pelbát
Production manager: Katalin Balázs

Opening night:
23 November 2014 - Budapest
28 November 2014 - Ljubljana
17 January 2014 - Zabreb

Desire Festival, Subotica, Serbia - 2014
Novo Kazaliste, Zagreb, Croatia - 2014
MINIFEST - Mini Teater, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 2013

The performance was created within the international European projects Puppet Nomad Academy 3 and Experimental Theatre Academy, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The project is financially supported by Ministry of culture Republic of Croatia, Ministry of culture Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana in City of Zagreb and NKA of Budapest.