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The Visit

Emil Hakl
The New Stage
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    Thursday 13. 2.
    20:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    November 22, 2018

    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.

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    Creatives

    Stage director
    Jan Frič
    Sets and Costumes
    Jana Hauskrechtová
    Light design
    Martin Špetlík
    Motion cooperation
    Jindřiška Křivánková

    About

    “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. 

    Official photos: Patrik Borecký

    WARNING: Part of the performance counts with standing audience, therefore, it is not suitable for disabled viewers with limited mobility or using wheelchairs. It is also not suitable for people with claustrophobia. We use tobacco products during the performance.

    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.

    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

    Parking is available for 50 CZK / hour.

     

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