Cecilia is promiscuous, liberal and pregnant. Eli is ugly; she has bad skin, bad hair, bad body, quite bad clothes and bad marks. Regina is a queen, the most beautiful, the most successful and the most clever among the three of them; she has long hair, her mummy bought her a pair of Prada trousers in the Barberino Outlet, and when she passes her international A levels, she will enrol in the International Business School in Maastricht.
Cecilia has a sister, Tara, and Regina has a sister, Alma, who are both around thirty years old; they represent their adulthood, the possible future, in short, the reality. Tara has children. Alma likes to think that she has a career. They used to belong to the now broken up girl gang One More Time.
Queens are principally focused on Cecilia, Regina and Eli. It is their gang
and their own world, in which the future is only »half-split« onto
their reality, in which the goals are high, the ideals are childishly
pure, the defeats are impossible, and the compromises do not exist at
all. Acting as a response to their older sisters/queens they stand
for the already partially lost virginity, disillusion, and adulthood.
As far as the contents are concerned, the creators' centre of gravity
lingers between both groups, which also represent their (or our)
»today« and »yesterday«. In
order to deepen the timeline
of generations of the modern Little Queens and their growing up,
losing contact with their young selves and progressing through time,
presented as a »zoom in« and »zoom out« are the younger and the
older versions of what each of the Queens could ever be.
for this project will be a number of references from contemporary
visual arts, social networks and pop culture, whereas used as the
primary nonverbal/performative expression will be movement.
Koceli, one of Slovenia's rising theatre directors, has previously
staged for our theatre the performance Nellie
in which he has shown his great sensibility for the today's growing
up generation. This skill of his will most certainly emerge in the
upcoming project of Little
Queens as well.
PREMIERE: March 2017, Stage under the Stars LGL