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Drama

Beware of Pity

Stefan Zweig

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The Estates Theatre
Suitable for graduation

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    October 2022

    Monday 3. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Tuesday 4. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 6. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    November 8, 2018

    The masterpiece of the Austrian novelist and essayist Stefan Zweig (1881–1942), based on a piercing description of the psychology of human behaviour, was adapted for the stage by Daniel Špinar. 

    Cast

    • 2021-2022
    • 2022-2023

    Creatives

    Dramatization and stage direction
    Daniela Špinar
    Dramaturgy
    Jan Tošovský
    Lighting design
    Přemysl Janda
    Projections
    Jan Adamus

    About

    “Everything started with inaptness, an entirely fortuitous blunder ...” On the eve of the first world war, Anton Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed in a sleepy town at the edge of the Empire, is invited to a glamorous party at the home of a rich local landowner. The exhilarated young man asks his host's lovely daughter for a dance, only to discover that sickness has left her painfully crippled. The embarrassed Hofmiller flees, yet on the very next day he attempts to remedy the dreadful faux pas. Subsequently, he becomes entangled in the trap of his own “compassionate gestures”, ultimately raising the girl’s affection. 

    Official photos: Martin Špelda

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    Beware of Pity Programme

    A booklet for the production of Beware of Pity

    80 Kč

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 June at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of November 2022.


    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 Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

    Buffets at the Estates 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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