The Makropulos Line
(a walk on the phone)
OutsideApproximate running time
1 hour 15 minutes, no intermissionLanguage
May 20, 2021
This programme is currently available only in Czech language.
Thank you for your understanding.
An extraordinary experience for one spectator. This audio-walk performance will take you through the places in the Prague centre you might have overlooked and allow you to live, for a while, the story of the immortal Emília Marty. The only thing you will need is a fully charged mobile phone.
You will send us your telephone number. Then, on an agreed date and time, you will come to a specified place. Someone will call you, and you will go for an approx. 70-minute walk. An unknown person on the phone will talk to you not only about her life, but also about yours. She is in fact 300 years old and getting tired…
Perhaps this reminds you of a famous Czech play, maybe you will enjoy seeing Prague through her eyes. But most certainly this adventure will be made just for you – depending on your responses and how you will want to spend your time together.
This audio-walk performance will take you through the places in the Prague centre you might have overlooked and allow you to live, for a while, the story of the immortal Emília Marty. The only thing you will need is a fully charged mobile phone.
“It really was a unique experience. It made me think – about myself, my life, and the people around me. The emotions were similar (or maybe even stronger) than in theatre. I have never felt so close to the actor when sitting in the audience.” – Gabriela Ines, a participant to the ND Young course.
The walk takes place outdoors in any weather and takes about 70 minutes. Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. You will talk with your guide over telephone during the walk, so we recommend headphones for comfort. To enjoy the walk fully, we recommend not to take any other calls or talk to your acquaintances in the street (unless necessary).
If you are late, your mobile phone doesn’t work, or you cannot complete the walk for some other reason, we cannot unfortunately offer you a new performance or refund the ticket money.
Prepared as part of the "Theatre Outside Theatre" project of the National Theatre.
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