May03 2022 (Tue)
7:00 PM

I am a Country

Drama with English and French subtitles

Estates Theatre - Prague Opera tickets | National Theatre drama with subtitles

140 minutes | Available

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Date: May 03, 2022 | 19:00 (Tue)
Venue: Estates Theatre - Prague Opera tickets
Duration: 140 minutes
Status: Available
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I am a Country: a fairy tale of a kingdom whose people must murder one another before attaining well-being

In Czech with English and French subtitles 

Je suis un pays (I am a Country) is the first published play by Vincent Macaigne, a renowned 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. 

Performing:

Pavel Batěk - Mr. Fluk
Robert Mikluš - Mr. Andura
Zuzana Stivínová - Cleaning woman (Mother of Heidi and Mary) / Journalist 
and others

Important:

  • Please check the current conditions for admission to concerts.
  • No intermission
  • Strobe light, fire gun and vulgar language used during the performance.
  • Suitable for audience from 16 years
  • The program may be subject to change.
  • Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • No discounts are provided.
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.
  • The price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)

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