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Drama

I am a Country

Vincent Macaigne

“The world need not be saved. It must be entertained!”

The Estates Theatre
Current topic
Modern adaptation
Suitable for graduation
Contemporary Theatre

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    October 2021

    Saturday 2. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Current topic
    Modern adaptation
    Suitable for graduation

    Tuesday 5. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Current topic
    Modern adaptation
    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 7. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Current topic
    Modern adaptation
    Suitable for graduation

    Friday 8. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Current topic
    Modern adaptation
    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 20 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech, subtitles in English

    Premiere

    September 8, 2020

    The play presents a fairy tale of a kingdom whose people must murder one another before attaining well-being. 

    Cast

    • 2021-2022

    Creatives

    About

    Je suis un pays (I am a Country) is the first published play by Vincent Macaigne, a distinguished French actor, theatre and film director, screenwriter and playwright. Based on an eponymous production, which the artist presented to acclaim within a tour of Europe, it deals with the myth of the birth of a nation and state.

    Telling a story of a kingdom and a family saga, the play begins when everyone wants to kill the ruler, symbolising a dictatorship whose knell rang long ago. Although set in an unknown country, an unknown monarchy, there are constant references to the contemporary world.

    In his work, Macaigne employs quotations of Nicolas Sarkozy’s speeches and Thomas Bernhard’s plays, hints at Donald Trump, while mentioning perhaps all the countries on our planet. The land depicted in the play is fictitious and remote, but one that is dangerously connected with us. Macaigne reveals a society that is not capable of transforming, turning in a vicious circle of damnation and failure. The play features numerous pop songs, with its characters including charming journalists, debonair news presenters, as well as witty and smart politicians. In the final analysis: notwithstanding the topics being politics and the incorrigible human spirit, entertainment is essential. 

    Official photos: Petr Neubert

    WARNING: We use strobe light and vulgar language during the performance. Suitable for audience from 16 years.

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    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for August –⁠ November 2021

    Tickets for November on sale from August1st.

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

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    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 Estates Theatre

    Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

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