Comedy show brings old memories to BiH audience

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-06 06:14:35|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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SARAJEVO, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The premiere of the comedy show "Audition" brought the audience back to 1984 on Thursday evening in the Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) capital Sarajevo.

In front of some 6,000 people, seven actors thrilled the audience with the story of how they managed to pass the entrance exam on the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo.

Each of them tries to pass the exam in front of the professor by showing their best skills, by dancing, singing or imitating. The only appearance of the actors on stage has resulted with laughter, and almost every sketch and sentence pronounced was awarded by the great applause of the audience of all ages.

The very importance of being in Sarajevo and playing the show again was emphasized by Jasmin Geljo, one of the actors in the comedy.

"We will give the audience a therapy to get rid all of the problems they had in the last 20 years," said Geljo through the laughter at a press conference prior to the show.

Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, one of the actors, says that the secret of the "Audition" is the way in which the taboos are broken, and in the quality of acting that the actors possess.

"It seems to me that the gathering is full of some good energy and people from all parts of the former Yugoslavia come to see the Audition because they want to be part of the value system that has completely collapsed here," Hadzihafizbegovic added.

Originally performed in December 1984, "Audition" (Audicija) is based on the true events of the entrance exams for the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. It achieved an immense popularity during the 20th century in ex-Yugoslavia when some 2.5 million people saw the show.

"To be honest, I expected more from this comedy show. I waited for it for almost 30 years and I had expected the text to be changed and the jokes to be more funny," Marko Sarovic, a pensioner, told Xinhua.