The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other

By Peter Handke

Translated by Gitta Honegger

Directed by Zeljko Djukic

Chicago - May 30 - June 30 2002 - National Pastime Theater
(US Premiere)


Ensemble : Bob Kulhan
Ensemble : Martin Marion
Ensemble : Trey Maclin
Ensemble : Jacqueline Stone
Ensemble : Matthew van Colton
Ensemble : Jennifer Byers
Ensemble : Heather Evans
Ensemble : Allegra Hollenbeck
Ensemble : Frank Baumann
Ensemble : Matt Brady



Scenic Design : Nesho Dimov
Costume Design : Natasha Djukic
Lighting Design : Keith Parham
Sound Design : Dmitri Shub
Movement Director : Shane O'Hara
Stage Management : Cindy Savage
Artistic Director : Zeljko Djukic


"Beautifully directed Midwest premiere of Handke's wordless 1992 play. . . Djukic may well be a major director in our midst. "

- Chicago Tribune (Full Review)


"There are so many beautiful and tragic moments in this production. What makes them spectacular on a small human scale is their fleeting nature. Evans' poetic bride chasing her veil is a tour de force of self-determination and self-doubt. . . The touching juxtapositions make Djukic's production a treasure of dramatic metaphor. The experience is as spontaneous and illogical as a day spent people watching in any public place. But under Zeljko Djukic's exactingly invisible direction, the eight multifarious cast members of the experimental TUTA achieve something extraordinarily potent and meditative. What begins as an exercise in silent spatial relationships, invasions and collisions, crescendos into an operatic burst of civilization's simplest desires scattered across a maddeningly complex landscape."

- Performink (Full Review)

TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.