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Drama

Vassa Zheleznova

Maxim Gorky
The Estates Theatre
Contemporary Theatre
Famous draft
Suitable for graduation
Modern adaptation

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According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.
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  • November
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    October 2021

    Wednesday 27. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    1. premiere
    Premiere

    Thursday 28. 10.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    2. premiere
    Premiere
    November 2021

    Friday 5. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Contemporary Theatre
    Famous draft
    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 6. 11.
    17:00

    Tickets available

    Contemporary Theatre
    Famous draft
    Suitable for graduation
    April 2022

    Friday 8. 4.
    19:00

    Booking not started yet

    Contemporary Theatre
    Famous draft
    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 9. 4.
    19:00

    Booking not started yet

    Contemporary Theatre
    Famous draft
    Suitable for graduation

    Sunday 10. 4.
    19:00

    Booking not started yet

    Contemporary Theatre
    Famous draft
    Suitable for graduation

    Tuesday 12. 4.
    19:00

    Booking not started yet

    Contemporary Theatre
    Famous draft
    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    October 27, 2021

    The story of a woman who takes control over her family and ultimately leads her relatives to ruin most recently appeared on a Czech stage three decades ago.

    Cast

    • 2021-2022

    Creatives

    Edited using a translation by Alena Machoninová
    Marta LjubkováJan Frič
    Stage director
    Jan Frič
    Dramaturgy
    Marta Ljubková
    Costumes
    Marek Cpin
    Lighting design
    Přemysl Janda

    About

    Vassa Zheleznova is a businesswoman.
    Vassa Zheleznova is a mother.
    Vassa Zheleznova’s husband is dying.
    Vassa Zheleznova’s children are no good.
    Luckily, her oldest daughter returns from abroad and perhaps could set things right.
    Is there any FUTURE for Vassa Zheleznova? 

    Is there any future for us? How should it look like? “Life is more than just work” says the current generation (as well as one of the characters in the play); “but what is life, then?” asks Vassa. And we pose the same question.

    Gorky’s characters have been expecting a turn of events – they’ve sensed it but couldn’t name it or foresee the consequences. Our current situation is quite similar, we know something is happening – something must happen! – but we don’t know what and how.

    It might seem depressive, but it’s actually rather comic. Or horror. This situation certainly allows us to play with the genre, laugh at ourselves, and then wait all together for the future to come – it is nigh, but we have no idea what it’ll bring about.

    Official photos: Patrik Borecký

    WARNING: We use fire gun during the performance.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    From October 1, 2021, we start selling tickets for the performances until the end of March 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

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