Cirk La Putyka
Cirk La Putyka
Cirk La Putyka: Slapstick Sonata
The New Stage
The New StageEnsemble
Cirk La PutykaApproximate running time
1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission
Stage directorMaksim Komaro
Acrobatic consultationJanne Rosen
Lighting designJuho Rahijärvi
Sound designTuomas Norvio
RealizationCirk La Putyka (CZ)Circo Aereo (FIN)
AboutA darkened warehouse in Prague. The night shift goes through the motions of another tedious overnight. But all is not what it seems. Slowly, this group of late night laborers breaks out of their mundane routine, shedding their drab existence for a vibrant and glorious explosion of color, humor, movement, silliness, and physical theater. Scratch the surface- who knows what we’ll find? See what happens overnight and join the thousands who have cheered as these characters find joy in the most unlikely of places. Set to the music of Mozart, Handel, Shostakovich and others, Slapstick Sonata is an absurd yet poetic theater piece without text or words. Visual poetry meets physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus… and the nightshift will never be the same! Prague’s Cirk La Putyka is one of Europe’s most pioneering physical theater companies. The collective brings together a multi-talented cast of dancers, actors, mimes, and comediennes and has toured throughout Eastern Europe as well as in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Australia. "The overall tune is somewhere between absurd and surreal.…stunning process of metamorphosis from beginning to end." Jussi Tossavainen / Helsingin Sanomat 26.2.2012 Contact: North America Baylin Artists Management
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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 2023.
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 National Theater
While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.
Buffets on the New Stage
Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.