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Drama

Marysha

Alois Mrštík, Vilém Mrštík

A play that is not about a cup of coffee at all

The National Theatre
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    September 2020

    Friday 4. 9.
    19:00

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    Drama with English subtitles

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    November 23, 2017

    Performances with English subtitles:

    Marysha is one of the most famous Czech theatrical plays, a true gem of the Naturalist drama. The iconic quotes about coffee, in the play used as a means of murder, have become part of the Czech popular culture.

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    About

    The play, based upon a true story about a village girl married against her will, was repeatedly rejected by the dramaturgy of the National Theatre for reasons of excessive naturalism in the way the corrupt relationships among the characters and the circumstances of the murder were depicted. It was accepted only at third attempt and played only in afternoon people's performances for fear of insulting the bourgeois audience. Its success was nevertheless immediate and it eventually found its way to audiences nationwide.

    The director Jan Mikulášek, one of the most remarkable talents of his generation, was put in charge of the staging of the eleventh successive production of Marysha in the history of the National Theatre. His minimalistic view of this important part of Czech dramatic tradition builds upon the unique personal actorship and deep understanding of the characters by the actors. 

    Official photos: Martin Špelda

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

    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.

    Buffets at the National Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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    Marysha Programme

    A booklet for the production of Marysha

    70 Kč

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