The comedy “The Hypocrites or The English Patient” deals with the health care system, which, being caught in the trap of capitalism and neoliberal policies, has become a gangrene for contemporary Balkan societies, and beyond. The health care system functions not to serve citizens, rather, it serves the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies and private hospitals who see the health of their patients as a product from which they should benefit and accumulate capital. There has been marketization and commercialization of health care; meanwhile public health care institutions are in a miserable condition, with corrupt and misanthropic doctors.
By: Jeton Neziraj // Directed by: Blerta Neziraj & Agon Myftari // Actors: Ilire Vinca, Bajrush Mjaku, Dukagjin Podrimaj, Shpetim Selmani, Ernest Malazogu, Daniela Markaj, Art Lokaj (musician) // Stage designer: Igor Vasiljev // Music composer: Gabriele Marangoni // Costume designer: Albulena Borovci // Ass. stage designer: Isidora Spasic // Ass. directors: Enkeleda Simitxhiu Avdiu, Rina Galani // Light designer: Mursel Bekteshi / Tech. director: Fatlum Idrizi
Produced by: Qendra Multimedia, Prishtina
Photos by: Jetmir Idrizi
"Hypocrites or the British patient" was performed on behalf of the Theater Festival in Gjilan "Flaka e janarit", on 26th of January 2019. In this festival were part different theaters from Kosovo and region. Actress Ilire Vinca, was chosen as the best actress with her performance at "Hypocrites or the British patient".