The play “Skapino” is a contemporary adaptation of Molière’s “Les Fourberies de Scapin” (Scapin’s deceits) by Kaća Dorić and Nenad Veličković, whose aim was, through playful farce, to expose to irony the general weakness of man, caused by passions of different kinds, among them, passion for money or for love. Skapino is the only one who recognizes the possibility of making a profit of human failings. We cannot but love him when we realize that he is one of the few thugs and crooks who do not disgrace their victims – instead, he gives everyone just as much as they need to keep on living in blind conviction that they are not losing, that they reaping the winnings. All deceived, but happy and cheerful, they still end up reveling with Skapino. This farce is in fact a metaphor for our time, if we think about how brainwashed we are, and how, because of our own personal weaknesses, we sometimes even consciously give in to being robbed. But, as things go, such a life is easier to bear with song and laughter…So go on, laugh your heart out!
Cast of the play Mirza Dervišić, Suada Ahmetašević, Mirza Tanović, Sanin Milavić, Alma Merunka, Ajla Cabrera, Damir Kustura, Aldin Omerović, Mario Drmać and Admir Glamočak
The play had its premiere in October 2008.