Traces of the lost

Peter Handke

A dramatic poem. Grotesque, raw.

English subtitles

TRANSLATION Barbora Schnelle
DIRECTION Miroslav Bambušek.
DRAMATURGY Ondřej Novotný
MUSIC Tomáš Vtípil
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Zuzana Krejzková
CAST Markéta Dvořáková, Jana Kozubková, Jan Bárta, Jakub Gottwald, Vojtěch Hrabák, Hynek Chmelař, Miloslav Mejzlík, Kateřina Jabůrková, Katarina Kadijevič, Petra Mikulková, Viera Pavlíková, Barbora Ptáčková, Aneta Schmidtová, Tereza Svobodová, Eduard Čubr, Jakub Domorád, David Králík, Matěj Pour, Jaroslav Synek

To be forever lost. Always confused.

Handke’s text is a poetic portrayal of the path and the traces we leave behind. The constant wanderings of individuals and couples becomes the swarming of powerful mobs, insects, spiders, birds. It all began with a banal neighbor dispute, a common spousal quarrel, and ends with a reckless migration of a global character, the apocalyptic end of time.
In the fragments of situations, the everyday encounters the mythical, the absurdly comic with various, often tragic models of interpersonal relations. Traces of The Lost precisely defines the current social tension: it is an in-depth response to the search for the right direction (or escape route), as well as of accepting being lost and confused as existential imperatives, of being lost and confused as the potential beginning of regained orientation. What can we read in the pattern of our own tracks?

This production was created in coproduction of Divadlo X10 with Spolek Mezery.

Traces of the lost