The theatre laboratory of the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in collaboration with the Planina Residential and Counselling Centre Co-produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and the Ljubljana Secondary School for Preschool Education, Secondary and Art Secondary School.
Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee is a love story. A story of two teenagers who find each other just as one of them is facing dire life changes. Lee is 17. He lives with his mother and her boyfriend, cherishing the memory of his father who left when Lee was five years old. His father left behind a hat with a deer patch and a postcard of a mansion in the Scottish Highlands. “My father is the king of Glasgow and this is his mansion,” says Lee. It is in the mansion that he seeks comfort at a time of his greatest hardship. On his way there, he is joined by Lejla—the “quiet Lejla”, a Muslim girl who never speaks. Lejla comes from a well-off family and she wants the world to notice her. She wishes to be seen and heard, and to arouse interest in people. Lejla and Lee find each other, but dark times are down the road. The past is after them and they will have a hard time escaping it.
Despite the serious and difficult nature of the themes addressed, the text of the performance features a mix of tragedy, social comedy, and romantic teenager melodrama—a sort of contemporary teenage Bonnie and Clyde. The narrative constantly transitions from dramatic to epic, from dialogues to inner monologues, from side text to a prose description of events. The text therefore serves as an excellent starting point to stage a performance that is receptive to employing varied and atypical means of theatrical expression.
The theatre laboratory of the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in collaboration with the Planina Residential and Counselling Centre.
Premiere 24. September 2020,
Plesni in gledališki center SVŠGUGL
Length: 105 min
Neža Dvorščak a. g.,
Ronja Matijevec Jerman a. g.,
Tibor Anželj a. g.,
Maks Mihajlović a. g.