The Kindly Ones

Jonathan Littell

The Kindly Ones

Drama

Gloomy fresco about compromises with conscience

The new SND building, Studio
23. 10. 2021 18:00 h - 21:20 h

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE
In line with the current anti-pandemic measures, only those spectators may attend SND performance who are COMPLETELY VACCINATED and those who HAVE OVERCOME COVID-19 not earlier than 180 days ago.
In accordance with the valid decree, to visit the theatre, children aged 2 to 12 years + 2 months who intend to attend our performances are required to have a negative test result either from an Ag test not older than 48 hours or a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
Within the Vaccinated and/or Overcome régime, children older than 12 years and 2 months must be either vaccinated or, similarly to the requirement applicable to adults, must prove that they overcame COVID-19 not earlier than 180 days ago.

Production Team

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

Cast

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) Martin Varínsky (as a guest)
Una / Helena Táňa Pauhofová
Weseloh / Mother Emília Vášáryová
Waitress Dominika Žiaranová (as a guest) Viktória Jurištová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Waiter Tomáš Stopa (as a guest)
Choir Martin Varínsky (as a guest) Kristóf Melecsky (as a guest) Fanni Hostomská (as a guest) Michaela Trokanová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Pianists Leonard Teo Matis (as a guest) Juraj Šimek (as a guest)