The Ball

Božena Slančíková-TimravaDaniel Majling

The Ball


Dramatisation of prose by a brilliant observer of harsh human fate

The new SND building, Drama hall
7. 11. 2014

The most intelligent of women is attracted to the greatest of crooks. She knows that it is a self-consuming passion, yet ... A happily married woman is suddenly sickened by life. She knows there is no objective reason to feel so, yet ... Over time all wounds from a marriage entered into out of compromise have healed, yet ... . In real time entertainment the stories of all three “yet-s” develop in front of our eyes as dramatisation of our lives. Timrava is a phenomenon. Whereas other writers of her era failed to overcome the limitations of light-hearted feuilletons, Timrava offers in incisive view into the complex human interior. Her diverse world mixes the grotesque with the quaint; deepest despair develops against the backdrop of a peaceful idyll; beastliness suddenly takes hold of those who were most spiritual, and those most beastly are suddenly lit by a ray of humanity.

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

Production Team


Milan, parish priest Alexander Bárta
Milina, his sister Táňa Pauhofová
Samo Ján Koleník (as a guest)
Michal, his brother Ľuboš Kostelný
Anna, his wife Diana Mórová
Zhovkin Jozef Vajda
Kata, his wife Zdena Studenková
Vazhetsky Daniel Fischer
German woman Jana Oľhová
Julia Monika Horváthová (as a guest) Natália Germáni (as a guest)
Paula Barbora Palčíková (as a guest) Monika Šagátová (as a guest)
Kamila Anna Jakab-Rakovská (as a guest) Mária Schumerová (as a guest)
Vilo Tomáš Stopa (as a guest) Richard Autner
Hermina Michaela Trokanová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Lenka Fecková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Background - Waitresses Viktória Valúchová (as a guest) Karin Adzimová (as a guest) Viktória Petrášová (as a guest) Anežka Petrová Romana Ondrejkovičová (as a guest)
Background - Waiters Martin Varínsky (as a guest) Martin Kochan (as a guest) Samuel Šimko (as a guest) Marek Koleno (as a guest)