The drama brings into play authentic historical and archival material, blending with an epic reflection on the human yearning for creating a work that surpasses the person. The production creators approach the image of the removal of the Stalin monument in 1962 as a response to the political changes in the Soviet Union and a backlash against the cult of personality. The engineer entrusted with the monument’s demolition was given the task of devising a silent explosion: the sculpture was to disappear without anyone noticing the blast. The silent explosion is the dramaturgical apex of the second part.
As the Stalin sculpture blows up, so does the classical structure of the opera No Man: passing from the classical form to an open structure. Following the silent explosion, all that is heard in the second part is the bustle of the theatre in operation – the sounds emitted by the props, technology and spectators – and silence. The silent explosion is ensued by the appearance of the phantoms that have remained in the wake of the demolition of the Stalin monument in the collective consciousness of Praguers.