The Kindly Ones

Jonathan Littell

The Kindly Ones


Gloomy fresco about compromises with conscience

The new SND building, Studio
22. 10. 2021 19:00 h - 22:20 h

Schedule of performances

Saturday 23. 10. 2021
18:00 h 21:20 h
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The fictive memoirs of a learned and cultivated SS officer became a cultural event not only in France (Prix Goncourt, Grand Prix du roman de l´Académie française). After the author spent years working for various international humanitarian organisations, he asked a question how a man of his education and opinions would have behaved during the times of the economic crises in Germany. He wrote a great tenebrous fresco about a lawyer, who by making small compromises with his conscience became a part of the mass killing mechanism. The Kindly Ones reveals the fragility of all the handrails, which we think do protect us against the fall into the gorge of destruction.

Running time: 3 hrs 20 mins with one interval

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and for disease prevention, we have to block (reserve) a large number of seats in the auditorium. Every Friday we release for sale all tickets that the COVID traffic light allows for the following week. We therefore recommend that you visit our website on the Friday of the week before the performance of your choice to purchase tickets released for sale for the coming week. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to your visit!

Production Team

Translated by Michala Marková
Dramatization by Daniel Majling
Directed by Michal Vajdička
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Stage design Pavol Andraško


Maximilian Aue Ľuboš Kostelný
Thomas Hauser Alexander Bárta
Doctor Hohenegg / Üxküll Branislav Bystriansky
Inspector / Turk Milan Ondrík
Clerk Korherr Richard Stanke
Commander / Moreau Jozef Vajda
Partenau Martin Nahálka (as a guest)
Una / Helena Táňa Pauhofová
Weseloh / Mother Emília Vášáryová
Waitress Monika Horváthová (as a guest)
Waiter Tomáš Stopa (as a guest)
Choir Martin Varínsky (as a guest)
Pianists Andrej Mojžiš (as a guest) Samuel Vargan (as a guest)