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
29. 9. 2024 19:00 h - 22:00 h

Schedule of performances

Sunday 29. 9. 2024
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.

Audiences with breathing problems or hypersensitive spectators who might have health problems are kindly advised to choose seating in the higher rows.
The production contains expressive language.

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

Première November 7, 2014
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Production Team

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


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 (as a guest)
Adam Branislav Matuščin (as a guest)
Eva Kamila Magálová (as a guest)
German woman Jana Oľhová
Julie Monika Szabó (as a guest)
Paula Monika Šagátová (as a guest) Barbora Palčíková (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) Laura Jankurová (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) Emily Drobňáková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Katarína Krajčovičová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Background - Waiters 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) Adam Jančina (as a guest)