What do Tolstoy and Croatian show business stars have in common? Was the fate of society two hundred years ago determined by the yellow press in the same way it is today? Has the society of Croatia abandoned its own culture?
Ana K. – A new intense and provocative, tongue-in-cheek rock musical spectacular, is not going to spare Croatia’s everyday life. Through its unusual adaptation of the literary classic Anna Karenina, the show will reach underneath the surface of the daily issues reported on in the media and point to the absence of culture and any culturally relevant standards.
This edgy musical is authored by Trpimir Jerković (music) and Igor Weidlich (libretto) in an independent production of Medley Teatar. Vocal coach and art director of the project is Marijana Matešić Jerković, while Tihana Stremčki is credited for directing and choreography.
The musical will rock with its dynamic cast, fronted by Danijela Pintarić, Taher Sanuri, Matija Škvorc, Marin Bukvić and Tina Bilankov, and a live band that will play intense rhythms and catchy melodies on stage. The storyline of this rock adaptation will cover a range of topics, from a theatre close-down, the world of the famous, the media, the yellow press and social networks, to an act of revolt and rebellion, which is so lacking in the depressive and passive society of today.