Drama The New Stage

The Visit

Emil Hakl

This performance was canceled!


Dramatization: Emil Hakl, Ilona Smejkalová, Jan Frič
Stage director: Jan Frič
Dramaturgy: Ilona Smejkalová
Sets and Costumes: Jana Hauskrechtová
Music: Petr Šmíd
Light design: Martin Špetlík
Motion cooperation: Jindřiška Křivánková

Dear theatre-goers,
please accept our sincere apologies for the cancellation of Návštěva performance (February 19th).

You can use your tisket/s to the performance on September 9th.

In other case we will return to you the full price of the ticket, and will also be happy to help you with selecting a performance on another date. Tickets need to be returned within 7 days after the former date of the performance.
If you purchased your tickets:
- By card payment online or through credit transfer
you need not do anything; we will refund the amount automatically to your account.
- At National Theatre box offices
upon presenting the valid ticket/s we will refund the amount at one of our box offices.
- Cash on delivery
we will contact you. We can either send the amount to you through Czech Post or by
means of a credit transfer to your account.
- At our contractual dealers (ColosseumTicket,Bohemia Ticket, Ticketportal)
the price will be paid back to you at the place where you purchased the ticket/s.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us:, +420 224 901 448, Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.

“You know what? Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the desire to come to a halt, to bring everything to a stop, to put on the brakes. You know! I am at the age when my friends are dying. What will be left after us? I would be content to remain here. Here, on this corner. To stand and stare! To go nowhere! Not continue, damn! Not kick the bucket! You know what I mean? Do you feel the same?” Four men, old friends, hold a party. They discuss personal and historical matters, the long-given and the irrevocable, they talk about the extinction of humankind, the global powers’ geopolitical escapades, the corruptness of the Czech elites. And the clock keeps ticking. The leitmotif to the chatter is an asteroid, which is expected to hit Earth in the evening. The fragility of our planet coincides with the equally endangered and delicate physical shell of human lives. Death has nestled down in one of the men’s bodies. Yet this subject – unlike the problems facing humankind – is what male conversation is no match for. The course of an ordinary getting together is depicted by Emil Hakl (b. 1958) with the accuracy of a hyper-realistic painter. The Visit is the theatre debut by an author whose work is among the very best Czech literature has had to offer over the past few decades.

Approximate running time:
1 hour, 50 minutes, no intermission.

Part of the performance counts with standing audience, therefore, it is not suitable for disabled viewers with limited mobility or using wheelchairs.


In our e-shop

Poster The Visit

A poster for the production of The Visit

99 CZK

The Visit Programme

A booklet for the production of The Visit

90 CZK

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