Reconciliation or Adventure at Harvest Time

Ján Palárik

Reconciliation or Adventure at Harvest Time


A comedy about reconciliation, adventure, game of love and luck.

The new SND building, Drama hall
11. 4. 2015 12. 4. 2015

At the time of Palárik Slovakia did not yet have its indigenous theatre. Yet it did have comedies such as this one, with which Slovaks optimistically joined in the Enlightenment opportunities and ambitions of theatre as a moral as well as entertainment institution. Palárik saw no conflict in the two roles. His faith in theatre is contagious. It is informed by the genre of world comedy, whilst it sets out national themes, the idea of national, social and gender tolerance. It is not shy of its idealism; the naive idyll is source of pure joy. Palárik promotes the ideals of natural lifestyle that stands in contrast to the stylised, ridiculous pretence. The ossification, arrogance and stereotypes are ridiculous, though a change is possible. Reconciliation is not merely a matter of shaking hands among enemies, but also a matter of learning and coming to terms with our prejudice.

Runnning time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval

Production Team

Directed by Juraj Nvota
Language adaptation Jakub Nvota
Stage design Tomáš Rusín
Choreography Jaroslav Moravčík
Video-projection Lukáš Kodoň
Make up Artist Juraj Steiner


Grófka Elisa Hrabovská Petra Vajdová Mária Bartaloš Havranová (as a guest)
Orieška, školský učiteľ Ján Gallovič
Miluša, jeho dcéra Dominika Kavaschová
Barón Kostrovický František Kovár
Ľudovít, jeho syn Milan Ondrík
Rohoň, zememerač Dano Heriban (as a guest)
Capková, grófkina komorná Jana Oľhová
Suchay, grófkin úradník Vladimír Obšil
Pišta, husár baróna Kostrovického Richard Autner Tomáš Turek (as a guest)
Ženci a žnice Barbora Andrešičová Jana Labajová (as a guest) Barbora Drozdová (as a guest) Viktória Predanociová (as a guest) Martin Ďurkáč (as a guest) Michal Koleják (as a guest) Tomáš Magát (as a guest) Pavol Šimun (as a guest) Dávid Uzsák (as a guest) Juliána Oľhová (as a guest)
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