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I am a Country

Vincent Macaigne

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

The Estates Theatre
Suitable for graduation

The National Theatre sells tickets for full capacity of its venues, for all auditorium seats, with the exception of the first row.
According to the measures of the Ministry of Health visitors must meet these conditions.
Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre and at the box offices of the National Theatre.

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  • January
  • May
    January 2022

    Tuesday 25. 1.

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Wednesday 26. 1.

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    Suitable for graduation

    Friday 28. 1.

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    English subtitles
    May 2022

    Tuesday 3. 5.

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation
    English subtitles
    French subtitles

    Friday 6. 5.

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 7. 5.

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 20 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech, subtitles in English, French


    September 8, 2020

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


    • 2021-2022



    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, fire gun and vulgar language during the performance. Suitable for audience from 16 years.


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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    From January 2, 2022, we started selling tickets for the performances until the end of June 2022. Advance sale of tickets for all performances (Ballet, Drama, Laterna magika and Opera) is on sale for 6 months in advance.

    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.

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

    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).

    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!