Dea Loher



Justifiably the most awarded and most played contemporary German playwright.

The new SND building, Drama hall
6. 2. 2016 7. 2. 2016

Beauty that entails sadness is breathtaking. The monumentality of this modern tragedy that – in its specific message – sparks the illuminating mundane-ness of our life stories. Tragicomedy characters, characters and heroes who metaphorically shake off the reflection of our European presence and shared experiences. Justifiably the most awarded and most played contemporary German playwright (eg. Klaras Verhältniss and Diebe performed in Slovakia) wrote a play of ancient dimensions and depths. A suggestive poetic language in a mosaic of tragicomic stories that meet and intertwine. A town by the sea. Two illegal immigrants idly watch as a young woman disappears into the depths of the sea. Guilt starts to overcome them. They have to come to terms with their guilt and innocence, a woman who yearns for a child, a philosopher who burns her books, a man who escorts people on their final journeys and a mother who can’t detach herself from her adult children. The eternal ethical categories encounter a modern, a global and collectively intimate experience. Innocent shines like a comet on the great European stages and promises an extraordinary human and artistic experience…

Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval

Production Team

Translated by Martina Vannayová
Directed by Eduard Kudláč
Dramaturgical cooperation Lenka Garajová
Set and Costume Designer Eva Kudláčová-Rácová


Elisio, illegal black immigrant Ľuboš Kostelný
Fadoul, illegal black immigrant Tomáš Maštalír
Absolut, young blind woman Zuzana Fialová
Mrs Habersatt Emília Vášáryová
Franz Dano Heriban (as a guest)
Mrs Zucker Anna Javorková
Suicide 1 Daniel Fischer
Suicide 2 Michal Režný (as a guest)
Young doctor Ján Dobrík (as a guest)
She who survived Iveta Pagáčová (as a guest)
She who drowns in the sea Anna Rumanová (as a guest)