October12 2023 (Thu)
8:00 PM


Drama with English subtitles

The National Theatre in Prague | National Theatre drama with subtitles

105 minutes | Not available

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Date: October 12, 2023 | 20:00 (Thu)
Venue: The National Theatre in Prague
Duration: 105 minutes
Status: Not available
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Marysha: one of the most famous Czech theatrical plays, a true gem of the Naturalist drama

In Czech with English subtitles 

A play that is not about a cup of coffee at all, although the iconic quotes about coffee, in the play used as a means of murder, have become part of the Czech popular culture.

The play (written by Alois Mrštík and Vilém Mrštík), based upon a true story about a village girl married against her will, was repeatedly rejected by the dramaturgy of the National Theatre for reasons of excessive naturalism in the way the corrupt relationships among the characters and the circumstances of the murder were depicted. It was accepted only at third attempt and played only in afternoon people's performances for fear of insulting the bourgeois audience. Its success was nevertheless immediate and it eventually found its way to audiences nationwide.

The director Jan Mikulášek, one of the most remarkable talents of his generation, was put in charge of the staging of the eleventh successive production of Marysha in the history of the National Theatre. His minimalistic view of this important part of Czech dramatic tradition builds upon the unique personal actorship and deep understanding of the characters by the actors. 


Vladimír Javorský - Lízal 
Taťjana Medvecká - Lízalka
Pavla Beretová - Marysha 
David Prachař - Vávra
and others 


  • No intermission
  • 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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