Drama The New Stage

My Distant Homeland

Karel Steigerwald


Stage director: Ivan Rajmont
Sets: Martin Černý
Costumes: Kateřina Štefková
Dramaturgy: Lenka Kolihová Havlíková
Music: Miki Jelínek

Dagmar Šimková spent fifteen years in a communist prison. She described her experience in a very strong and beautiful way in her book called We Were Also There.

Her extremely powerful description of the nastiest face of the communism inspired Karel Steigerwald for his drama My Distant Homeland.

Theme of this play is not the cruelty of the regime of that time but our – contemporary – inability to cope with this past. The play reflects all this with a grotesque approach. It depictures the vanity of Czech account to draw a thick line under the Czech past, and the misery of the Czech farewell with communist era.

Drama in czech language.


This production is not performed at the present time.