A modern Czech play on an ancient story. Murderous.
DIRECTION Jan Frič
DRAMATURGY Dagmar Radová
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Martin Chocholoušek
LIGHT DESIGN Jaro Repka
CAST Lucie Roznětínská, Marie Švestková, Jan Grundman, Hynek Chmelař, Tomáš Petřík
A BURNING BEAST: THE END OF INNOCENCE
The city is equipped with sentries and safety bars. This seeming safety is disrupted by the expected return of King Agamemnon and “his people”. Two visions of the contemporary world clash in a love triangle. A house is haunted by a ghost, an oracle, and a very old girl. Who has hurt the other more? Who feels the greatest injustice? Who wishes vengeance against whom? Who desires power? A home that is not a home, a family that is not family, and company that is not company. A crisis in the fortress of Europe. The play accents the topic of inherited sin and personal and social responsibility. Between the sharp dialogue lie the shadows of those who we wished to pressure and who foretells the century's soiling of our soul. Is it possible to be made clean again? Fire! It takes place from dusk till dawn in the very near future.
The play ranks among the highest ranked scripts of the prestigious dramatic competition of the Aura-Pont agency for the year 2018.