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Cherry ManCherry Man

Cherry Man

Ivan Vyrypaev

World premiere performances: 26 and 27 October 2023 at the Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre
World Premiere
English surtitles

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    Monday 14. 10.

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    Wednesday 16. 10.

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    Monday 25. 11.

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    Tuesday 3. 12.

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    Wednesday 4. 12.

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    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech, surtitles in English


    October 26, 2023

    In the olden times, people believed that a cherry ointment rubbed deep in the skin fills-in every part of the body and remains there forever. That’s why I call myself a Cherry Man.


    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025


    Stage director
    Kasha Jandáčková
    Marek Cpin
    Light design
    Tomáš Morávek
    Movement coach
    Jaro Viňarský
    Translation of English surtitles
    Alžběta Soperová


    A black absurd comedy that will make you laugh and cry at the same time, with humour that knows no limits. It narrates the story about the end of the Cherry Age and decline of civilization.

    The play is set in the US, in the former house of a married couple Tom and Jerry, who return after a couple of years to their luxurious hacienda, which they have left for use to their black servants Suzanne and Daniel and their uncle Bernard. But the aging man is not fully sane, considering himself a Russian and feeling responsible for all the atrocities committed around the world and in the US. But the others apparently need emergency treatment as well...

    Ivan Vyrypaev is a renowned and acclaimed Russian playwright, who nonetheless renounced Russian and acquired Polish citizenship in protest against Putin’s regime. In his last play, written especially for the National Theatre in Prague, he deals – through his typical caustic humour as well as poetic passages – with his personal sense of guilt he feels as a Russian after the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

    Official photos: Martin Špelda

    WARNING: We use strobe light, vulgar language, tobacco products and incense during the performance.
    Suitable for audience from 16 years.

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    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in July–December 2024.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

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