The protagonists of Rent a Friend are seemingly ordinary kids wandering the expanses of internet communication, making new friendships, annihilating old loves and just killing time. But what will happen to Ivica, Zdravko, Dijana and Anđela as they descend from the virtual wilderness to Cmrok, a perfectly real Zagreb meadow. Will they still be haunted by the same problems, the same need to define themselves, communicate, share their fears and lay themselves bare? Are we still able to enjoy the spectacle of miniature friendships, surrounded by each other as opposed to being conserved in our dark and empty rooms?
This play is a result of a call for tenders for a dramatic text aimed at the animation of Croatian children's drama production, and was also designed to encourage young Croatian drama authors to write texts which respond to our everyday circumstances in the form of an innovative and culturally aware children's and youth theater.
75 minutes (no intermission)
7 actors, 4 technical, and 1 manager
Tresnja Municipal Theatre
U.S.: Approximately $1,500 plus per day plus transportation, and accommodations; Europe: Approximately €1,000 per day (same terms as above). Detailed budgets available upon request.
International touring opportunities, Opportunities for cultural exchange