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Drama

The Visit

Emil Hakl

On the nearing end of the world, aging and roast ducks…

The New Stage
Contemporary Theatre
Popular title
Modern adaptation
Suitable for graduation

The National Theatre sells tickets for full capacity of its venues, for all auditorium seats, with the exception of the first row.
According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.
Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre and at the box offices of the National Theatre.

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  • December
  • March 2022
    December 2021

    Tuesday 7. 12.
    20:00

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    Wednesday 8. 12.
    20:00

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    Thursday 9. 12.
    20:00

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    Monday 13. 12.
    20:00

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    Tuesday 14. 12.
    20:00

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    March 2022

    Tuesday 15. 3.
    20:00

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    Thursday 24. 3.
    20:00

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    Friday 25. 3.
    20:00

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    Tuesday 29. 3.
    20:00

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    Wednesday 30. 3.
    20:00

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    Thursday 31. 3.
    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.

    Cast

    • 2021-2022

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Jan Frič
    Lighting design
    Martin Špetlík
    Sets and costumes
    Jana Hauskrechtová
    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.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    From October 1, 2021, we start selling tickets for the performances until the end of March 2022. Advance sale of tickets for all performances (Ballet, Drama, Laterna magika and Opera) is on sale for 6 months in advance.

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

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

    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 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.

     

    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.