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Drama

The Father Watches Over the Daughter

Ondřej Novotný
The New Stage
Modern adaptation
Contemporary Theatre
Premiere production
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    February 2022

    Thursday 17. 2.
    20:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    February 17, 2022

    A seemingly banal situation in the life of a father in the 21st century – taking his daughter to a playground – served for the dramatist Ondřej Novotný as a springboard for his humorous, ironic, yet also serious, essay on the theme of fatherhood and manhood in today’s turbulent times.

    Cast

    • 2021-2022

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Jan Frič
    Dramaturgy
    Jan Tošovský
    Sets and Costumes
    Jana Hauskrechtová
    Drawing
    Toy Box
    Music and Sound Design
    Michal Kindernay
    Lighting design
    Martin Špetlík

    About

    By means of depicting his encounters with his wife, father, friends and passers-by, the author paints a plastic picture of the mental landscape of a man who bears a host of autobiographical traits, yet may be identified with by everyone who is or plans to be a father.
    Besides trivial, often comical parenting situations and conflicts at the children’s playground, the play deals with weighty topics with a social overreach, such as fear of the future, the contradiction between freedom and safety, as well as the issue of elderly people’s loneliness. Novotný created his play within the New Drama Studio, which the National Theatre Drama company has run since the beginning of 2019.

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