At some thousand pages and with a lot of love and no frills whatsoever, diligent pen of Ivan Kovačić has embalmed from oblivion Split of the early 20th century. In a series of prose sketches it left us an authentic witness of the era and the people who lived in a completely different reality from ours. Not because they were poor, uneducated and technologically not so developed as we are today, but because they lived reality with principles
Stage adaptation of this prose, abundant with motives, is set on "Judah’s Wasteland" - as Tonči Petrasov Marović has named the mythical place of Sustipan, the cemetery where the old City of Split had been buried actually and metaphorically. In a series of naturalistic vignettes play revives reality of the past as a distant echo of yesteryear childhood, as painful memory and a melancholic beauty.