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Progressive Dramaturgy Theatre
Season 49: The End of Illusions

First Ladies


3 October     19.30
4 October     19.30
28 May     19.30
english friendly
29 May     19.30

“Right, why shouldn’t a few plump ladies have a bit of fun. Hold on, I’ll go get us some wine.”

The Czech population is ageing. In times of record levels of employment, more and more people are at risk of future unemployment (because of machines). How to make use of the years of rest? Does society even care about the tired and retired? How do actors age? Is it possible to act with vitality?

Greta, Erna and their maid, Marjánka, are retired, at the end of their working lives. Their bodies withered, they are sitting at a table and the only activity they can do freely without difficulty is speaking. The dialogue turns into monologues and compassion is collectively flushed down the toilet. How to have fun? Where do we go from here… if anywhere at all? A picture of a squeezed-out part of society, an examination of the interior of defective domestic democracy. Everyone has a right to tell their own stinking story!

Czech return of the triumphant debut comedy by the hell-raiser Werner Schwab (1958–1994). The ‘colossal liar’ from Graz is back in action.

Season 44: Work

PROGRAMME IN PDF (Czech) Reflexe v CEDITu 01 (Czech) Reflexe v SADu
6 September 2019
Ticket prices
CZK 380/260
90 min. without an interval
Werner Schwab
Kamila Polívková
Josef Balvín
Viktorie Knotková
Set designer
Antonín Šilar
Costume designer
Anna Chrtková
Ivan Acher
Matěj Nytra
Assistant director
Alexandra Bolfová


(Czech) Erna

Marie Ludvíková

(Czech) Greta

Monika Eichmeier (Czech) j.h.

(Czech) Marjánka

Kamila Valůšková

(Czech) Heřman Červ

Radim Chyba

Effects in the show

fog machine
blinking lights

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