Drama

Welcome to Thebes

Moira Buffini

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.

Basic information

Approximate running time

2 hours 30 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

Language

In Czech, subtitles in English

Premiere

May 31, 2018

A contemporary play treating contemporary topics, yet featuring Ancient Greek figures.

Cast

  • 2020-2021

Creatives

About

The British political drama on the devastated city of Thebes, with its president, Eurydice, striving to raise it to its feet. The female leader is approached with advice by Athens’ ruler, Theseus. Today’s Europe and Ancient Greece meet within a single text.

The play presents an ironical view of the past and the present alike; after all, we all believe in the possibility of political change. Yet when Tiresias reminds us that Athens too would fall victim to its avidity and greed, we can feel the power of fate. Or not? 

Official photos: Petr Neubert