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Political comedy "One Flew over the Kosovo Theater" by Jeton Neziraj will be presented at the 8th edition of the International Theater Festival JoakimInterFest in Kragujevac, Serbia, on 8th of October 2013, at 20:00.  This is the first Kosovo theater performance to attend a theater festival in Serbia in more than 30 years now. Join us for this unique political and theater experience. 

Directed by: Blerta Neziraj

Actors: Bajrush Mjaku, Adrian Morina, Anisa Ismaili, Adrian Aziri, Ernest Malazogu

Musicians: Susanna Tognella (violin), Gabriele Marangoni (harmonica)

Dramaturg and artistic consultant: Ilir Gjocaj

Choreography: Arthur Kuggeleyn

Music composer: Gabriele Marangoni

Stage and costumes: Susanne Maier-Staufen

Producer: Qendra Multimedia

Executive producer: Jeton Neziraj

Stage manager: Sunita Kurti

Stage construction: Krste S. Dzidrov

Asst. Costume Design: Leonora Mehmeti

Lighting: Skënder Latifi, Ibrahim Xhemaili

Coordinators: Raska Jonuzi, Adelina Berisha, Tanja Petovar, Denis Berisha

Translation of the play into English: Alexandra Channer

Translation of the play into Serbian: Shkelzen Maliqi

Language of the performance: Albanian

Duration of the performance: 90 min (no intermission)

About the comedy

About ten years after the end of the war, Kosovo, until then administered by the United Nations Mission, is getting ready to declare independence. The newest state in the world is expected to be born soon.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Sport asks the Kosovo`s National Theater troupe to prepare a ceremonial play which will be performed on the historic day of declaring independence. Two million Euros are allocated for the celebration of independence. The theater troupe is proud and feels very privileged. But their joy is not without some challenges. Besides various "aesthetic" politically correct requirements, the troupe faces two unpredictable "problems". First, the day on which independence will be declared is being kept a secret; and, second, the play has to include an unwritten speech by the Prime Minister, which he will give in Parliament on the historic day.

While the theater troupe begins intensive rehearsals, James, the stage technician has a parallel project. He starts to construct an airplane which he wants to fly around the world with the wholly original goal of lobbying as many states as possible to recognize the new state.

The news about the date of declaring independence comes all of a sudden. That evening, the government cabinet, guests from NATO, the UN, the EU and other diplomats, come to the National Theater of Kosovo to see the play – The Kosovo National Epopee

"ONE FLEW OVER THE KOSOVO THEATER" is a political comedy about one of the important events of global significance this century – the birth of the state of Kosovo. This is a comedy about the new Kosovo, which is exhausted and ravaged by the war, poverty, corruption and the unending tutelage of international missions, and is trying to find its own way toward the future…