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Drama

Speech to the Nation

Ascanio Celestini

Why would anybody prefer screws to nails?

The New Stage

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    December 2022

    Wednesday 14. 12.
    20:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    June 6, 2019

    Speech to the Nation is a book comprising over 40 of Celestini’s short essays, which also served as the basis of the author’s own theatre performance. The stage director Petra Tejnorová’s production of the same name will be a variation on the book’s theme.

    Cast

    • 2022-2023

    Creatives

    Translation
    Tereza Sieglová
    Stage director
    Petra Tejnorová
    Dramaturgy
    Jan Tošovský
    Video - technical cooperation
    Dominik ŽižkaErik Bartoš
    Lighting design
    Tomáš Morávek
    Interactive design
    Aleš Zemene

    About

    The Italian writer, dramatist, director and actor Ascanio Celestini (b. 1972) has been ranked among the followers of the trend represented by the famous versatile artist Dario Fo. A representative of narrative theatre, toying with the language, words and their meanings, his witty, provocative, often moving and stirring texts hone in on the contemporary world, its antagonisms and invisible nooks – be they social inequality, child labour, the impending environmental disaster or corruption in government. 

    Official photos: Jan Hromádko

    Suitable for audience from 12 years.

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    Speech to the Nation Programme

    A booklet for the production of Speech to the Nation

    110 Kč

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    Where to buy tickets

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


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