Before Sunset

Gerhart Hauptmann

Before Sunset


A powerful family drama by a Nobel Prize-laureate.

The new SND building, Studio
20. 9. 2024 19:00 h - 21:45 h

Schedule of performances

Friday 20. 9. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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Thursday 24. 10. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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Tuesday 19. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:45 h
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A well-off seventy-year-old falls in love with a twenty-year-old woman. At a time when he no longer expected anything from life – metaphorically, before sunset – he recovers his zest. Life, which had been slowly nearing its end, suddenly regains its charm and beauty. Except that his family sees the relationship to be a threat to them. The children, who are used to being the centre of their father’s attention since the death of their mother, cannot deal with the fact that their place has been taken by a strange, unfamiliar person: that he has not been faithful to the memory of their late mother. They take their father’s new partner for a gold digger who intends to deprive them of their inheritance. They decide to ‘protect’ their father from her and from himself, and so unleash a storm of events that ends in tragedy.

The Clausens "family" portraits which are part of the set design were produced by a Dutch fine art photographer Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk.

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins with one interval

Première April 7, 2018
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Production Team

Stage Director Michal Vajdička
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Stage Design Pavol Andraško
Costumes Design Katarína Hollá


Mathias Clausen Martin Huba
Wolfgang Clausen Alexander Bárta
Egmond Clausen Daniel Žulčák Martin Varínsky (as a guest)
Bettina Clausenová Táňa Pauhofová Ivana Kuxová
Otília Monika Šagátová (as a guest)
Erich Klamroth Tomáš Maštalír
Paula Klotilda Clausenová Diana Mórová
Steynitz Jozef Vajda
Inken Petersová Mária Schumerová (as a guest)
Winter Michal Noga (as a guest)
Leni Lucia Babony (as a guest)
Choir Martin Pallay (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Veronika Horváthová (as a guest) Anna Magdaléna Hroboňová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Kristína Koblišková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Ivana Kološová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Adam Hilek Michal Kvaššay (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Filip Pavuk (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)