Magical comedy about unconventional wedding preparations
An explosive cabaret medley for three actors and full auditorium about the rules of theatre.
A rebel who stops at nothing, even the prospect of her own demise.
A powerful family drama by a Nobel Prize-laureate.
Well-written comedy full of coincidents, accidents, encounters and break-ups.
Mika Myllyaho is among the most acclaimed Finnish directors and playwrights of the day. His comedy Chaos has been translated into a number of languages. In Finland, it featured simultaneously on over seven stages. In Slovakia, the first to stage Mika Myllyaho was The Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra in the season of 2016/2017. The production The Panickers was based on the Myllyaho’s text Panic. The Košice-based Hungarian-speaking theatre Thália staged the Chaos in 2017. In the season of 2020/2021 Chaos came out in Slovak translation commissioned by the SND. The contemporary comedy tells the story of three women who are losing grip of their lives until they descend in utter chaos. Sofia is a teacher whose school is about to be shut down. Júlia, the therapist, got involved with her patient, ultimately to lose her job. Ema is an editor trying to save her marriage. As she catches her husband with his lover, problems arise. The characters struggle with their personal issues as much as with the forbidding society. They draw strength and resilience from their close friendship and mutual empathy. Even in the harshest and most chilling situations they find space for humour and wit. We shall embark on their adventurous journey as guided by our three outstanding actresses Diana Mórová, Monika Hilmerová and Táňa Pauhofová, as directed by Enikö Eszenyi, the internationally acclaimed Hungarian stage director and actress.
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes, no interval
I tis 1929 and cigarettes are the symbol of feminist movement in the United States. Across the country women are taking up smoking. Yet, the public does not realise that the feminist protest is. In fact, a clever campaign staged by the tobacco industry aimed to increase revenues from cigarette sales. Declaration of Independence is a play inspired by the life of Sigmund Freud’s nephew Edward Bernays, and his wife Doris Fleischman. Edward decides to use his uncle’s findings to manipulate public pinion and therefore founds his PR agency. Doris, an active feminist, wants to free herself form the role of a housewife. She thus fights for her partner’s position in the company. Yet, when they receive an assignment to teach women to smoke, Edward and Doris launch strategic games that affect both the public opinion, and their marriage.
Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes, no interval
Based on the novel Candles Are Burning Out by Sándor Márai.
A riveting reconstruction of betrayal, friendship, chase and passion.
The extraordinary British playwright has been the shining star for decades in terms of staging and popularity of her plays. They are thought-provoking, unconventional and publicly engaged, and, particularly, intellectually inventive and playful. Her small-scale drama Escaped Alone was staged in Prague by the Divadlo letí. It inspired us at the SND to present this treat from 2018 to our audiences, particularly those spectators who enjoyed such productions as The Chairs, Embers and Illusions. During their regular afternoon tea, four ladies talk about the universe, about themselves, the world. They chat about everything and nothing. Their conversation is authentic because of the content where trivial comments intertwine with apocalyptic visions. It is a suspense, for we sense that it gradually reveals a story of a murder that has been kept secret. It is intelligent, for it is weaved from fragments of stories they experienced. It is humorous, for it is brutally honest. Like a poem, it inspires parallels: with its captivating rhythm of seemingly absurd words, it invites participation of those members of the audience who are into puzzles. The cast that includes our enthralling actresses Božidara Turzonovová, Anna Javorková, Kamila Magálová and Magda Vášáryová, is indeed a fine invitation to an event that is bound to be your very cup of tea.
Running time: 1 hrs 10 mins with no interval
The contemporary American author David Mamet placed his Glengarry Glen Ross into the setting of a real estate agency. It is the stage to play out the tough, harsh and, at times, even comical competition struggle among the staff who are selling even that which cannot be sold. Everyone wishes to climb the upper career echelons, ideally stepping on someone else’s back. Still, there is only one to be given the chance. As a staff incentive, the agency comes up with a competition to win a luxury car, a set of knives or, on the contrary a loss of job. That gives rise to all kinds of career scheming among the staff, which unveil unfair practices, shrewd tricks, as well as mutual betrayal. All this is part of the merciless struggle for survival. Characteristic humour, idiosyncratic language and brilliant dialogues merge in Glengarry Glen Ross with peculiar irony, effective metaphor and unremitting business world. A world is born where 'to have' is more important than 'to be'. Simply, our world! The play earned David Mamet Pulitzer Prize, and two Academy-nominated films based on the piece.
True story of the world’s worst singer
A family fairy-tale about brave princesses, cheeky dragons, powerful friendship, and clever Woodcutter
Bitter-sweet small-scale drama about the intimate universe of married couples
Staged portrait of the Roman Catholic dissident and physician Silvester Krčméry
The best-known Slovak comedy for the first time on stage the SND. Kubo as a defenceless and adorable simpleton, or a dangerous individual capable of everything?
The original Slovak play about the controversial Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler’s “court director”, but also about artist’s responsibility for their work.
Historical revue in two parts
The Matúš Bachynec docudrama is a remarkable and thought-provoking story of a freedom-loving woman who fought against the Communist terror in the 1950s. In the show trial, the régime sentenced Milada Horáková to death along with other leaders of the democratic opposition. She was executed on 27 June 1950. To mark the 70th anniversary of the tragic sentence, the production brings a documentary take on her moral magnitude and incorruptibility of conscience. It also portrays a mother and wife with brave heart. This is a story of a woman who was first imprisoned by the Nazis and then by the Communists: she passed both 20th-century tests of righteousness. Set in a pleasant family dinner, the production exposes the drama faced by a woman who stood in résistance to the two totalitarian régimes. It reveals her political and ethical stance, along with her relations with her family and friends. The peace of the family room is progressively intruded by the outside dire reality. The end is near. The gallows are ready.
Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes, no interval
Author’s production – a small probe into th einner world of a woman turning thirty
Author’s production about an artist’s mission in the present day.
Veselohra o zmierení, dobrodružstve, hrách lásky a náhody v kultovej slovenskej klasike
Night poetry by Elisabeth Wittgruber and music by Martina Geišberg
Dramatisation of a novel about attacks on Russian intelligentsia.
A production about the cathartic power of theatre.
Two gems of Slovak and Czech realistic drama
Dramatisation of prose by a brilliant observer of harsh human fate
A black comedy based on Roald Dahl's Skin
Gloomy fresco about compromises with conscience
Classical Shakespearean comedy about the philandering knight Falstaff
One of the best Slovak plays about the nature of ordinary man at times of historic turmoil
Inscenácia o rozdielnych názoroch, prežitkoch ale i vzájomnom porozumení dvoch generácií.
Contemporary British comedy presents an ironic view of the world of theatre and, at the same time, pays tribute to this world
Slovak drama of Antique dimension about a woman in between two men
Our take on the famous comedy is a parody on the saying "If you go to a woman, take a whip!“ And what else, if you lack the common sense?
One of the favourite literary works about the world of theatre, theatre-makers and their art, as well as about human passions, desires and weaknesses
One of the greatest pieces of world literature
Different perspectives on the not-at-all dreary life of people with sight impairments and the blind presented by the theatre Zrakáč.