Drama students at FCA continue to showcase their talent on theater stages across Serbia. This time, they had the honor of performing on the most prestigious stage of them all, as part of the ensemble cast in the play The Years of Crows, written and directed by Siniša Kovačević, which premiered this March on the Grand Stage of the National Theater, and is set to become part of its regular repertoire.
Some of the leads are played by the Faculty of Contemporary Arts’ teachers, Ljiljana Blagojević and Kalina Kovačević, and students of Year 2 and 3 in the acting program, Teodora Gačić, Marija Marković, Nina Zečević, Aron Bugarski, Milan Кuzmanović, Ilija Blagojević, Uroš Кončar, Željko Кrstić, Anja Dinić, Sava Milutinović, Nataša Lasica, Marija Bogdanović, Ljubica Ikić, Nikola Dragašević, Marija Penić, Anđela Trišić, Stefan Fišer, Željana Nedeljković, and Una Кozić also feature in the play.
A story of Belgrade after the liberation in the Great War
The play is set in 1917 and 1918, the period after the liberation of Belgrade in the Great War. It is a time of unexpected love, officer duels, secret funerals, flights, saving one’s honor, court martial, gallows, and traitors, the time when even crows attacked the city, turning the skies into a black cloud.
The story is centered around the Rajić family, whose life changes irrevocably and tragically after a seemingly insignificant theft of coal during the war years.
Кalina Кovačević is a teacher, Julija Kavran, her husband – lawyer Alois is played by Aleksandar Srećković; medical corps Major, Živojin Rajić is brought to life by Petar Strugar, his mother Katica is played by Ljiljana Blagojević, and his wife Ljubinka by Sonja Кolačarić, while Bojan Кrivokapić plays Mijat Tamnavac.