May19 2022 (Thu)
8:00 PM

The Father Watches Over the Daughter

Drama with English subtitles

Laterna magika - The New Stage | National Theatre drama with subtitles

90 minutes | Not available

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Date: May 19, 2022 | 20:00 (Thu)
Venue: Laterna magika - The New Stage
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Not available

Seemingly ordinary story about fatherhood and manhood in today´s turbulent times 

In Czech with English subtitles 

A seemingly banal situation in the life of a father in the 21st century – taking his daughter to a playground – served for the dramatist Ondřej Novotný as a springboard for his humorous, ironic, yet also serious, essay on the theme of fatherhood and manhood nowadays.

By means of depicting his encounters with his wife, father, friends and passers-by, the author paints a plastic picture of the mental landscape of a man who bears a host of autobiographical traits, yet may be identified with by everyone who is or plans to be a father.

Besides trivial, often comical parenting situations and conflicts at the children’s playground, the play deals with weighty topics with a social overreach, such as fear of the future, the contradiction between freedom and safety, as well as the issue of elderly people’s loneliness. The dramatist Novotný created his play within the New Drama Studio, which the National Theatre Drama company has run since the beginning of 2019.

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