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Drama

The Visit

Emil Hakl

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

The New Stage
Suitable for graduation

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  • January 2023
  • March 2023
    January 2023

    Tuesday 10. 1.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Wednesday 11. 1.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 12. 1.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Friday 13. 1.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    March 2023

    Friday 24. 3.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 30. 3.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    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

    • 2022-2023

    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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    A booklet for the production of The Visit

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2023.


    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 National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.

     

    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.