JAN AMOS' LABYRINTHS AND PARADISE

Daniel Majling

JAN AMOS' LABYRINTHS AND PARADISE

Drama

On How to Live in the World Impossible to Live In

The new SND building, Drama hall
9. 6. 2015 10. 6. 2015

What sense does life have once you have lost your entire family? How to give life a direction at times that are turned upside down? How to believe in learning when the best brains of your times only use their knowledge to devise new means of killing? Amidst the hell of the Thirty Years´ War Johannes Amos Comenius wrote an original philosophical piece filled with distinctive imagination. Against the backdrop of personal tragedies and within the maelstrom of history we see open the world of spectacular allegories and parables about the search for the paradise of heart in the labyrinth of the world. The production is a collage of fragments of the philosophical piece by one of Europe´s greatest thinkers, of fantasy images from his books and historical drama of his times. It is inspired by Comenius, a name familiar to every learned person in Europe, whose contribution to our geographical space remains irrefutable.

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

Production Team

Directed by Ondrej Spišák
Choreography Assistance Eva Burdová

Cast

Ján Amos Martin Huba
Všadebol Milan Ondrík
1. jazdec apokalypsy, Zárubová, Žena (Poľka), Lorántffy, Kobyla Jana Oľhová
Kostolníčka, Dorota, Pani Dlugoszová Gabriela Dzuríková
2. jazdec apokalypsy, Dr. Vechner, De Geer, Tolnai, Veliteľ Poliakov, Dr. Tulp Jozef Vajda
3. jazdec apokalypsy, Vetter, Nigrinus, Žigmund Rákoczi, Schlichting, Amsterdamčan Daniel Fischer
Farár, Poniatowski, Muž (Poliak), Valeriánus, Utečenec, Rembrant Ivan Vojtek
Magdaléna, Henrieta Falcká, Jana (Komenského tretia žena) Monika Horváthová (as a guest)
3. jazdec apokalypsy, Kristína Poniatkowská, Dcéra Anna Rakovská (as a guest) Monika Potokárová
Smrť, Študent, Amsterdamčan Martin Varínsky (as a guest)