A tragicomedy about people who may still be alive
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2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutesLanguage
November 9, 2017
A bitter comedy from the part of Great Britain that is so dangerously similar to our home …
Or otherwise: there was once a father, who had two daughters and one mother-in-law. His wife has fled to London. The mother-in-law is vulgar, yet extraordinarily spontaneous. One of the daughters does not know what to do about herself, another dates a Marxist, and the third falls in love with an actor who has arrived to shoot a film about the poet Yeats. A standard British family, in whose life – tragic and comic alike – it is not difficult to recognise that of ourselves.
Official photos: Petr Neubert
WARNING: We use tobacco products during the performance.
Poems by W. B. Yeats in a translation by Jiří Valja are cited in the performance.
We would like to thank Jana Orlová for making a video used in the performance.
The performance uses a modified sequence from a video called Choppy Waves by Don Whitaker. Video is under Creative Commons license.
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