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Prague Crossroads The New Stage

Elites

Jiří Havelka

Slovak National Theatre Bratislava

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It is the end of socialism. Also at party meetings, there is an open discussion about the need to integrate elements of the market economy into the socialist economy. The events in East Germany and Hungary have indicated movements in Eastern Europe's political order. And new people are waiting for their chance in foreign trade enterprises, prognostic institutes or state security offices. They are pragmatic, they speak languages, they know - in contrast to their fellow citizens - the market economy, they have contacts with foreign entrepreneurs and an overview of the competitiveness of domestic enterprises. For twenty-five years they will control and de facto own the country. Elites is an attempt to give a true psychological portrait of the people who have been able to access their information on the basis of their status during the Velvet Revolution, not least because of their education and language skills, as the first to orient themselves in the new social order. In what institutions have their thoughts formed? What is their moral profile or political conviction? Elites is a reflection on the essence of power.

Performed in Slovak language with English surtitles

More information on the official website of the Slovak National Theatre

Next
performance

October 2017

Cast

The cast is not known yet.