The play “55 shades of gay” on 14th of April in the National Theatre of Macedonia in Skopje, from 20:00.
Author: Jeton Neziraj / Directed by: Blerta Neziraj / Actors: Tristan Halilaj, Bujar Ahmeti, Shengyl Ismaili, Semira Latifi, Alketa Sylaj / Luan Durmishi (vocal) / Stage and costumes: Sebastian Ellrich / Music: Irena Popovic / Choreography: Florian Bilbao.
The Qendra Multimedia, based in Prishtina, considered to be”one of the most interesting theatre companies in South Eastern Europe” [kazaliste.hr], brings on stage, once again, in a completely politically incorrect treatment, an entertaining, political and provocative performance, this time about the LGBTI community.
55 shades of gay is a burlesque story about LGBTI politics in the Balkans and Europe. Local Balkan politicians try to manipulate and deceive EU officials, the humanitarian mercenaries of international NGOs often exploit the homophobic environment to raise funds, so they can implement their social and educational projects [such as workshops and seminars on how to use condoms], while EU officials, using their superior financial and political position, try to subjugate everyone.