|16 December 2017
||Laznia Nowa Theatre — Small Stage|
Directed by:Jiří Havelka
AuthorElżbieta Chowaniec, Jiří Havelka
ProductionWrocław Puppet Theatre
The tragic story of the Stalin’s monument becomes an excuse in the play to tell the young audience about the certain era in the history of Czechoslovakia – an era that also The Poles remember very well. The community built around mutual experiences of the Czechs, Slovaks and Poles could be felt not only by the audience but also the international team of artists behind the show. Havelka’s play is filled with truly Czech irony, distance and humor, but also a painful diagnosis of the modern times. ”The Monument” is a story of a particular way of seeing the world that did not vanish, together with the end of communism. Chowaniec and Havelka talks about absurd and tragicomic matters. On the one hand – there is a unprecedent, spectacular event discussed - building of the biggest monument of Stalin in the world, on the other – painfully funny life itself but also its fatal victims.
Play for young adults 14 and over.
Radosław Kasiukiewicz, Anna Makowska-Kowalczyk, Tomasz Maśląkowski