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Who is Jane?

Jiří Havelka et al.
The New Stage
Premiere production
English surtitles

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    October 2023

    Friday 6. 10.

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Monday 16. 10.

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Basic information


    The New Stage


    In Czech, surtitles in English

    Dear audience,

    unfortunately, for artistic and operational reasons, we have to cancel the planned production of Who is Jane?, which was supposed to be premiered on June 22, 2023 at the New Stage of the National Theatre.

    We are very sorry for the situation and apologize for any inconvenience we will cause you.

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Artistic Administration of the National Theatre Drama

    An original production by Jiří Havelka about the true nature of our memory.


    • 2023-2024


    Stage director
    Jiří Havelka
    Sets and costumes
    Lucia Škandíková


    Nicole Kluemper’s parents separated when she was a little girl. Her father won the custody case, and Nicole thus completely lost any contact with her mother. When she was a teenager, her father fell ill and she was sent to live at different places, from family friends through foster homes and even a children’s home. She also contacted her mother for the first time in years, but the mother was reluctant to talk about the past. That is why seventeen-year-old Nicole agreed to meet David Corwin, a child psychiatrist who had interviewed her as a forensic expert in the custody case. She asked him if she could see the videotaped interviews as she was eager to learn what she had actually told Corwin about her parents at that time. The psychiatrist, in turn, asked her if she remembered her childhood allegations against her mother...

    In 1997, child psychiatrists David Corwin and Erna Olafson published a case study known as “The Case of Jane Doe”, which has become an important and frequently cited source in criminal cases and in related civil disputes concerning childhood sexual abuse and repressed memory. After publication of the case, psychologists Melvin J. Guyer and Elizabeth Loftus, an expert on false memory, investigated the background of the case. Did the girl really repress the traumatic experiences associated with her mother and then, many years later, recover the memory through therapy and hypnosis? Or were the memories suggested and coerced by her father and stepmother? Nicole, the main subject of the case, is now herself a child psychologist. She has chosen this career to help other children with a similar personal history.


    Who is Jane?
    The National Theatre Benefactors’ Club

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2024.

    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.

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    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.