A Play by Ivor Martinić, with Victorio D’Alessandro and Júlia Ferré

It Would Be a Shame if the Plants Died talks about the breakdown of a love relationship. The crisis in the rupture opens when one of the characters cannot remember the most important event of the relationship in the eyes of the other. The structure of the play is open, and its diferent in every performance.

This is a Spanish version of Ivor Martinić’s play Bilo bi šteta da biljke krepaju, translated by Nikolina Židek.

3rd and 4th September 2021 at the Marin Držić Theatre


Award-winning Croatian playwright Ivor Martinić studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art (Department of Dramaturgy) in Zagreb.
The Title of the Drama About Ante is Written Here was produced by City Theatre (Split), Blue Elephant Theatre (London) and Theatre des Chardons (Bruxelles). His Play About Mirjana and Those Around Her was produced by The Yugoslav Drama Theatre (Belgrade), National Theatre (Zagreb), City Theatre (Ljubljana) Picadero Teatro (Buenos Aires), Teatro Nacional (Montevideo) and Deux Ex Machina (Caracas).
His  play My Son Only Walks a Bit Slower was produced by Zagreb Youth Theatre. The production of this play won over 20 awards including Golden Laurel Award for Best play at MESS Festival in Sarajevo and Croatian Association of Dramatic Artist Award for Best play. It has also been produced in Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Belgrade, Caracas, Mexico City, Montevideo, Paris, Santiago, Lima, Sao Paolo…
His play As Long as We Die in an Orderly Way was produced by Zagreb Youth Theatre in 2019. His last play It Would Be a Shame If the Plants Died that he directed in Croatia and Spain.
His work has been translated into 20 languages and some of the translations have been published.

Victorio D ‘Alessandro began his artistic career in 2004 in different TV shows. In 2008 he joined the successful series Casi ángeles by Cris Morena Group and RGB Entertainment, which made him popularly known throughout three seasons on TV and also in his theatrical versions in the Gran Rex Theatre and worldwide. His theatre credits include Qué bueno que eres acá (2011) by Ezequiel Tronconi, El diario del peludo (2013) by Gonzalo Demaría and Filomena Marturano (2016) produced by Dany Mañas. In 2017. He won the Notirey Award for Best Actor for his role in TV show Lo Prohibido and in 2015 he was nominated as Actor Revelation of the Year at the Latin ACE Awards.

Júlia Ferré graduated at Eòlia ESAD Dramatic Art School. She began her artistic career  in 2012 with a role in popular TV show Pulseras Rojas (TV3). She continues to act in both movies and theatres. In 2015 she was awarded the Best Actress Award at the TMFF International Film Festival, United Kingdom, for her leading character in short movie Piel suave, ojos violentos, directed by Marc Nadal. Her latest movie credits include Hada, directed by Álex Mañas and Birds Do Not Fly at Night, directed by Albert and Pau Sansabrià. As a stage actress, at the moment she is touring with Orfes by Dennis Kelly, directed by Pere Vázquez and with the play Equus by the Cop de Theatre company.

Midsummer Scene is a project of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik,
and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre productions Ltd., London.

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