The Decline of the American Empire / The Barbarian Invasion

Denys Arcand

The Decline of the American Empire / The Barbarian Invasion

Drama

The first theatre adaptation of the famous Oscar nominated and winning film by Denys Arcand.

The new SND building, Studio
7. 11. 2015 8. 11. 2015

The first theatre adaptation of the famous Oscar nominated and winning film by Denys Arcand. Has western civilization in recent decades actually reported the true characteristic elements of the Rome’s downfall just before the barbarian invasion or is it merely tempting fate? This and many other questions are the ones you need to ask Arcand’s heroes, academics and intellectuals. First, we find them in the best age obsessed with to a lesser extent with work, and to a greater one with love and sex. In the midst of culture and entertainment they try to reflect the consumerist life around them, themselves trapped in their desires for us to see them twenty years later face to face with death, weighing up their lives.

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins with one interval

Production Team

Translated by Elena Flašková
Directed by Michal Vajdička
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Set design Marek Cpin

Cast

Danielle / sister Constance Táňa Pauhofová
Alain / Ronald Daniel Fischer
Mario / Levac Milan Ondrík
Mistress Anna Maľová