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WernischWernisch
Drama

Wernisch

Ivan Wernisch, Jan Nebeský, Jana Slouková

World premiere performances: 13 and 14 June 2024

The New Stage
Premiere production
English surtitles

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    June 2024

    Wednesday 26. 6.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Thursday 27. 6.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    September 2024

    Wednesday 18. 9.
    20:00

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    Premiere production
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    Monday 23. 9.
    20:00

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    Premiere production
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    Wednesday 25. 9.
    20:00

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    Premiere production
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    December 2024

    Saturday 21. 12.
    20:00

    Booking not started yet

    Premiere production
    English surtitles
    January 2025

    Monday 20. 1.
    20:00

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    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Tuesday 21. 1.
    20:00

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    Premiere production
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    March 2025

    Monday 10. 3.
    20:00

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    Premiere production
    English surtitles

    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech, surtitles in English

    Premiere

    June 13, 2024

    A chamber production about the outstanding figure of Czech literature.

    Cast

    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025

    Creatives

    About

    The work of Ivan Wernisch, a poet, translator, editor, journalist, pundit, mystifier, solitaire, wanderer and dreamer, viewed through the lens of his friend, director Jan Nebeský. Wernisch’s seemingly simple, yet elusive and refined verse, his secular and spiritual poetry, words masked as earthy mockery and wistful confessions of uncertainty and longing, a candid celebration of words and rhythm, new bursts of meanings, sparks of the birth and death of worlds. Beloved poems, forgotten poems, unknown texts and new works written especially for this production. And above all, a dream and word that will materialize in a magical ritual called “theatre”, as a celebration of one of the most important living Czech poets.

    “I was walking among the trees / And the prompter’s voice lured me to the fire / Confused actors were colliding with firemen in the smoke / The pulsating hoses connect the city to the sea / The guests sitting at a café window / Watch my every move / With the clatter of beams, the shriek of splinters / The roof has caved in / The capsized boat is sinking / I cling to the wreckage and the waves throw me on the beach / The sun is rising / Shards are falling from the flies / I am sitting on a chair in the middle of a large empty room / Bare slopes surround the house / Deep dark grooves, long furrows on the rolling hillsides / A ladder leans against a white plastered wall."

    WARNING: Tobacco products and smoke and fire effects are used in the performance.

    The production was made in cooperation with the theatre company JEDL.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in JuneNovember 2024.


    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    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 National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.

     

    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.