Reconciliation or Adventure at Harvest Time

Ján Palárik

Reconciliation or Adventure at Harvest Time


Comedy about reconciliation, adventure, love games and coincidences in a Slovak cult classic.

The new SND building, Drama hall

At the time of Palárik, Slovakia did not yet have its ethnic Slovak theatre. Yet it did have comedies such as this one. It was a way for Slovaks to grasp the opportunities lend by the Enlightenment and fulfill the ambitions of theatre as the platform for morals on top of entertainment. Palárik saw no conflict in the two challenges. 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 naïve idyll is source of pure joy. Palárik promotes the ideals of natural lifestyle that stands in contrast to the stylised, ridiculous pretence. Whilst ossification, arrogance and stereotypes are ridiculous, the situation is open to change. Reconciliation is not merely a matter of shaking hands with the enemy, but also a matter of learning and coming to terms with prejudice. Egészégedre!

Runnning time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval

Première April 1, 2015
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Production Team

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


Orieška, school teacher Ján Gallovič
Baron Kostrovicky František Kovár
Ludovít, his son Milan Ondrík
Capková, countess' chamberlain Jana Oľhová
Suchay, the countess's clerk Gregor Hološka
Pišta, hussar of Baron Kostrowicki Tomáš Turek (as a guest)
Reapers and reapers Jana Labajová (as a guest) Barbora Čatlošová Drozdová (as a guest) Martin Ďurkáč (as a guest) Tomáš Magát (as a guest) Dominika Žiaranová (as a guest) Michal Spielmann (as a guest) Peter Ondrejička (as a guest) Peter Martinček (as a guest) Bronislava Kováčiková (as a guest) Jakub Jablonský (as a guest) Petra Gavláková (as a guest) László István Béhr (as a guest) Barnabás Balla (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Karin Adzimová (as a guest) Jakub Janotík Lenka Fecková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Martin Varínsky (as a guest) Roman Finik (as a guest) Kristína Spáčová (as a guest) Katarína Macková (as a guest)
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