The New Century

Paul Rudnick

The New Century


An appealing shock therapy that will open your eyes, melt your heart and raise your mouth corners

The new SND building, Studio
15. 10. 2024 19:00 h - 20:30 h

Schedule of performances

Wednesday 11. 9. 2024
19:00 h 20:30 h
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Tuesday 15. 10. 2024
19:00 h 20:30 h
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Saturday 19. 10. 2024
19:00 h 20:30 h
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Friday 8. 11. 2024
19:00 h 20:30 h
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An attractive shock therapy that will open your eyes, melt your heart and lift the corners of your mouth upwards. Positive provocation, which has the form of "stand-up comedy" in the play The New Century. In tragicomic monologues, a sympathetic and increasingly helpless mother tells us about her three beloved LGBTQI+ children. Another mother fondly remembers her son AIDS took from her , while desperately, touchingly, continuously carrying out handicraft. A popular TV entertainer, gay, bizarrely superficializes serious topics. All the characters eventually meet in the maternity ward, where the satirical and properly sentimental line of the play explodes in a firework of all-encompassing understanding. The cruel, honest and sincere humour of the play consists of paradoxes and the gradual refutation of prejudices. It reveals the truth that has always been present in the world, yet we often throw away understanding, reject tolerance and forget about love, which is our basic code.
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval
Première January 27, 2024
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Production Team

Translation Mário Drgoňa
Stage Director Daniela Špinar
Stage and Costume Design Linda Boráros
Music selected Daniela Špinar
Lighting Design Karel Šimek


Mr. Charles Ľuboš Kostelný
Barbara Ellen Gabriela Dzuríková
Daniel Nadler/Shane Lukáš Herc (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Joan Anna Magdaléna Hroboňová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)