Lunch at Wittgenstein
A trio of siblings’ love.
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- January 2023
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The Estates TheatreApproximate running time
1 hour 50 minutes, no intermissionLanguage
November 7, 2019
What cannot be formulated in sayable propositions can only be shown – that is how we may paraphrase one of the statements of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, which served as inspiration for Thomas Bernhard, one of the major Austrian authors, for writing his play Ritter, Dene, Voss, which we have adapted under the title Lunch with Wittgenstein.
Three siblings epitomise the essence of the entire world, bringing to light their minor private hells, past injustices, shadows of the dead ancestors. The compelling psychological drama for three superb actors, which Czech theatres have to date tended to shun, provides a great opportunity for us to win over the National Theatre audiences to contemporary global art.
Official photos: Petr Neubert
WARNING: We use tobacco products during the performance.
We would like to thank the company Český porcelán for delivering the porcelain to this performance.
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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.
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.
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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