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I am a Country

Vincent Macaigne

Czech premiere performances: 8 September and 6 October 2020

The Estates Theatre
Contemporary social topic
Suitable for graduation

Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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    October 2020

    Tuesday 6. 10.

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    2. premiere

    Friday 23. 10.

    Tickets available

    November 2020

    Friday 6. 11.

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 25. 11.

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    December 2020

    Friday 11. 12.

    Tickets available

    January 2021

    Friday 8. 1.

    Tickets available

    Thursday 21. 1.

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    February 2021

    Tuesday 16. 2.

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 24. 2.

    Tickets available

    March 2021

    Friday 19. 3.

    Tickets available

    Wednesday 31. 3.

    Tickets available

    May 2021

    Tuesday 4. 5.

    Subscription sale

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 20 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech, subtitles in English


    September 8, 2020

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


    • 2020-2021



    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.

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

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

    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!


    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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    A poster for the production of I am a Country

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