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
10. 12. 2021 19:00 h - 22:00 h

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

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


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)
Paula Monika Šagátová (as a guest)
Kamila 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 Petrášová (as a guest) Romana Ondrejkovičová (as a guest) Laura Jankurová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Viktória Jurištová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Veronika Meszárosová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Background - Waiters Martin Varínsky (as a guest) Martin Kochan (as a guest) Samuel Šimko (as a guest) Marek Koleno (as a guest) Oliver Asztalos (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) David Kakaš (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Barnabás Balla (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Bence Hégli (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)