The Homecoming (80 min)
The Homecoming is a bittersweet comedy in which Pinter formulates a series of questions about us, our homes and origins, of that which we carry with us, and that which we run from. Reviewing the „morality“ within the family life, the writer sections and breaks down our misconceptions regarding the „home“. The civil marriage gained its ideological justification and purpose from the idea that a home is a warm refuge from the otherwise cold and hostile world; the private sphere is a place where we will compensate for the feeling of deprivation that follows us from the outside world. The Homecoming shows us that the thing which the home is supposed to shelter is from, is found within the home. Family life is not just a mirror of public, political life, but many times its cause. Microcosm and macrocosm operate in unison. Home does not provide shelter from the cold outside world and capitalist values, because these values exist not only in the civil society, but in human nature. Profit and sexuality, Marx and Freud, are parts of the marriage contract, and thus a part of the family home. The first performance of The Homecoming in Montenegro provides translation and adaptation in Montenegrin language which, following the color pallete of Pinter’s brutal Cockney, transfers the action from the suburban East London within the domestic, equally brutal suburbs, showing that the absurdity of the 60’s of the last century become our reality in the meantime.
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CRNOGORSKO NARODNO POZORIŠTE PODGORICA
In cooperation with the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Cetinje
6 October 2015, International Festival MESS, Bosnia and Herzegovina