MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
MeetFactory - a space to live art //
Gallery. Residency. Theatre. Music.
“Then comes a dog, followed by a long line of cars moving forward very slowly. Now there’s a deafening concert of blaring motor-horns. I see a number of drivers raise the bonnets of their cars (...) grimacing heads emerge from every window. Among the vehicles I notice two hearses: one bears a small white coffin, the other a big black one.” (Arrabal, 1966)
Ash Wednesday, the last day of carnival festivities. While being tied by a chain sunken into the wall, he observes the endless marching crowd. While the street festivities culminate, he reminisces two females who kept visiting him – and possibly tying him up - in that room. Neither the circumstances nor the reason for his imprisonment are revealed, just like he himself remains unknown. In a repetitive rhythm, we are merely looking into the individual episodes featuring various relations in which subtle psychic violence and unconfessed sexual sadism establish a peculiar comic. The main character’s unreadable mentality guides us to questions on freedom and condemnation. Yet the dialogue only provides limited answers. Dramatic tension creates contrast between the private world of erotic slavery and the minimal need for escape. The instinctive fantasies are depicted as a form of love.
Director: Apolena Vanišová
Stage design: Klára Syrůčková, Zuzana Sceranková
Movement supervision: Jan Bárta
Music: Petr Skala
Light design: Petr Krusha
Dramaturgy: Matěj Samec
Production: Magda Juránková
Cast: Dora Bouzková, Jakub Gottwald, Petr Krusha, Adriana Kubištová Máčiková, Johana Schmidtmajerová, Petr Skala
Premiere: 19 September, 2017 at MeetFactory
120 CZK students and citizens with permanent residency at Prague 5
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