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
19. 3. 2023 19:00 h - 22:00 h

Schedule of performances

Saturday 24. 6. 2023
19:00 h 22:00 h
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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

Première November 7, 2014
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Production Team


Milan, parish priest Alexander Bárta
Michal, his brother Ľuboš Kostelný
Anna, his wife Diana Mórová
Zhovkin Jozef Vajda
Kata, his wife Zdena Studenková (as a guest)
Vazhetsky Daniel Fischer
Adam Branislav Matuščin (as a guest)
German woman Jana Oľhová
Julie Monika Horváthová (as a guest)
Paula Monika Šagátová (as a guest)
Kamila Mária Schumerová (as a guest)
Vilo Tomáš Stopa (as a guest)
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)