When pumpkins blossomed
Following the reputation of live broadcasts of theatre performances from major world stages with the livestream project “When Pumpkins Blossomed”, we prepared an unforgettable spectator experience for our and audiences around the world, went beyond the today’s boundaries and wrote the history of theatre in Serbia. The cult play of the Belgrade Drama Theatre, which is one of the most watched with undiminished intensity even after seven seasons, was broadcast, in full duration of 140 minutes, with nine cameras directly from the big stage Olivera and Rade Marković with available translation in English and Russian language. “When Pumpkins Bloomed” was preceded by a specially made half-hour program dedicated to the cultural event of the season and the actors of the play. In the theatre play “When Pumpkins Blossomed” play 34 actors and it is full of dynamic scenes and which thanks to the means of film language in a new digital format in which we transferred it, received a new and even more exciting meaning.
“When Pumpkins Blossomed” is a theatrical play about the urban legends of a different, Mihailović’s dark Belgrade and whose darkness loomed over the destinies of the ordinary people from the periphery. At the centre of the story is Ljuba Vrapče, a tragic hero without political views and who is hurt by others and there is nothing more tragic than that. Dušanovac from the period when Ljuba Vrapče lived there is an area of immigrant population where the working class of lower social status lived in ground-floor houses with a common yard. Fierce guys from the periphery who did not have the money to go to the centre of Belgrade had even fiercer fights somewhere between the freshly washed clothes of hard-working housewives, ignoring the smells of just prepared lunch set on plaid tablecloths. In such a world, the soul of Ljuba Vrapče begins to fall apart and he cannot resist his own destruction.
“The play “When Pumpkins Blossomed”, in collaboration with Archangel Digital and its young and talented team full of talented artists, was made in a special way and because of that it got a completely new dimension which made us proud of the whole project.”