THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES AT YUGOSLAV DRAMA THEATRE’S 60TH
Belgrade, 3 April 2008 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine attended this evening the
premiere of the play Tartuffe, by Moliere, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the
Yugoslav Drama Theatre.
Their Royal Highnesses were greeted by Mr. Branko Cvejic,
a well known actor and Director of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre.
The event was attended by numerous public figures such as
Mrs. Ruzica Djindjic, Mr. Mirko Cvetkovic, Minister of Finance, Mr. Vojislav
Brajovic, Minister of Culture, Mrs. Milica Cubrilo, Minister for Diaspora,
Mr. Slovodan Milosavljevic, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water
Management, Mr. Radovan Jelasic, Governor of the National Bank of Serbia,
Mr. Zoran Alimpic, Acting Mayor of Belgrade, Mrs. Gorica Mojovic, Assistant
to the Acting Mayor of Belgrade, Mrs. Radmila Hrustanovic, Assistant to the
Acting Mayor of Belgrade, actors Mr. Petar Kralj, Mr. Misa Janketic, Mr.
Vojin Cetkovic, actresses Mrs. Jelisaveta Sablic, Mrs. Rada Djuricin, Mrs.
Neda Arneric and many others.
The Yugoslav Drama Theatre (JDP) was built after the
Second World War. For decades, the theatre played an important role in the
cultural life of the city and the country. In 1997 it was burnt down, at the
time when the old Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was transformed
into the smaller Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Symbolically, the fire was
an end of a utopia. The Yugoslav Drama Theatre was reconstructed in the
meantime, and has maintained its traditional as well as a modern look.