Voľne na motívy poviedok Boženy Slančíkovej Timravy


Loosely based on short stories by Božena Slančíková-Timrava
A story about children, whom we can completely suffocate with too much love, but also about strangers, to whom we can be cruel and indifferent
The new SND building, Studio
20. 10. 2024 19:00 h - 21:50 h

Schedule of performances

Thursday 3. 10. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Sunday 20. 10. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Wednesday 13. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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The production Children is freely inspired by the short stories U Kanátov [At Kanát's family] and Žiadna radosť [No Joy at All by] B. S. Timrava. Mara is arranging her son’s second marriage. His first marriage failed, and then she drove him almost by force into the second one with an unattractive widow that had a small child. At first, it seems that it will be just another ordeal, but the newlyweds - both social outsiders - find their way to each other surprisingly fast. Mara is horrified to discover that her son does not need her anymore, that she is losing her power over him... Zuza buried her husband. She doesn't grieve much; the man was a drunkard and a rapist, with whom she had little joy and happiness, but mostly a long-repressed desire awakens in her. Her old youthful love is now also a widower. Is it possible to go twenty-five years back and undo what they have both destroyed by having married out of reason? Is it possible to inflame the feelings buried deep inside for years? And if so, what about the kids? A story about children... those to whom we are connected by blood ties and whom we can completely suffocate with smother-love, but also about those strangers from the other side of the valley, to whom we can be ruthless and indifferent.
Smoking on stage during the performance.
Runnning time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval
Première June 3, 2023
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Production Team

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


Kanátová Kamila Magálová (as a guest)
Vrapuchová Diana Mórová
Grúnik Jozef Vajda
Mladý Grúnik Daniel Fischer (as a guest)
Jurko Vrapúch Bence Hégli (as a guest)
Little girl Lucia Babony (as a guest) Thália Král (as a guest) Amélia Tkáčová (as a guest)