Project 1918

Voľne na motívy próz Josepha Rotha

Project 1918


A look at the final years of the Habsburg Monarchy with its lustre and gloom.

The new SND building, Drama hall
10. 11. 2018 11. 11. 2018

It is the year of 1918. World War 1 is about to end, the first mass orgies of industrial killing that shattered big dreams and major hopes of the turn of centuries. Gone were the hopes that humankind was only about to see continuous, unstoppable progress in science, art and culture. On the ruins of the old world new states emerged, including Czechoslovakia. Some think with nostalgia of the golden times of the fallen Monarchy, the waltzes, Radetzky marches and the grace of the olden world. Others feel that they at last stepped out into the fresh air from the stale room that wasn’t aired for years. Has the era of chivalrous noblesse and learning ended? Has the madness of the modernised over-technical world dawned? Or has the lunacy grown like mold from the stale old world? Were those times golden indeed? If so, why have they rusted in the end?

Project 1918 uses a sample of fates of soldiers from the peripheral Austro-Hungarian battalion of the final years of the multinational Monarchy with all its tinsel, morality and pseudo-morals, glory and shadows, errors and decay. The fate of people living their joys and sorrows set against the backdrop of history that has changed for the first time in thousand years.

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

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Production Team

Directed by Michal Vajdička
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Stage design Pavol Andraško
Choreography Assistance Stanislava Vlčeková


Chojnický Richard Stanke
Taitinger Jozef Vajda
Doktor Demant Ľuboš Kostelný
Eva Demantová Diana Mórová
Knopfmacher Emil Horváth
Lekár/Esterházy Ján Koleník (as a guest)
Lajčiak Martin Huba
Jolana Szatmáryová Zuzana Fialová
Sluha Filip Šebesta (as a guest)
Kaprál Ivan Černý (as a guest)
Tanečníčka Zuzana Náprstková (as a guest) Viktória Pažitná (as a guest)