Repertoire Drama

Valeria Schulczová a kol.
24
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

A story that is also ours

Chanoch Levin
A Winter Funeral
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Magical comedy about unconventional wedding preparations

Sofokles
Antigone
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

A rebel who stops at nothing, even the prospect of her own demise.

Gerhart Hauptmann
Before Sunset
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

A powerful family drama by a Nobel Prize-laureate.

Georges Feydeau
Cat among the Pigeons
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

Well-written comedy full of coincidents, accidents, encounters and break-ups.

Mika Myllyaho
Chaos
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Contemporary comedy about three women who are losing grip of their lives, until they end up in utter chaos.

Michal Belej, Daša Krištofovičová
Declaration of Independence
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

Authorial play inspired by the life of Edward Bernays and his wife Doris Fleischman.

Béla Pintér
Dirt
Drama
The new SND building, Studio
Dirt is a powerful intimate story with elements of ballads and folklore, yet with a generous dose of irony and canny social criticism. The story is set in a Hungarian village over four seasons. Irena and Attila have been trying to start a family for a quite some time. Yet, they learn that, because of complications during a routine surgery, they have lost any opportunity to conceive their offspring. They decide to resolve the situation by adoption. Yet, due to the two-year waiting period, they will eventually adopt two teenage girls. Ruža / Rose nicknamed Dirt, and her friend Anita, who, as they claim, have made a blood pact. The village setting is first hostile to the two foster girls. With their new parents, love is also not shared equally. What can a lack of love lead to? The inclination to extremism, nationalism and intolerance may start to seem trivial in comparison with the gradually surfacing tragedies of the characters. Yet, can there be anything truly banal in all this?   Running time: 2 hrs no interval    
Christopher Hampton
Embers
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Based on the novel Candles Are Burning Out by Sándor Márai.

A riveting reconstruction of betrayal, friendship, chase and passion.

Caryl Churchill
Escaped Alone
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Štyri dámy si pri šálke čaju pokonverzujú o všetkom a ničom. Smiešne, kruto, vecne aj dojemne.

Ľubomír Feldek
Fear-Not
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

A fairy-tale about how Maruška and Fear-Not encountered more than just Twelve Months.

David Mamet
Glengarry Glen Ross
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

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.

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval

 
Peter Quilter
Glorious!
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

True story of the world’s worst singer

Ľubomír Feldek
How the Woodbreaker Became the King
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

A family fairy-tale about brave princesses, cheeky dragons, powerful friendship, and clever Woodcutter

Ivan Vyrypajev
Illusionen
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Bitter-sweet small-scale drama about the intimate universe of married couples

Ľubomír Feldek
Irredeemable Saint
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

Staged portrait of the Roman Catholic dissident and physician Silvester Krčméry

Jozef Hollý
Kubo
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

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?

Valeria Schulczová, Roman Olekšák
Leni
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

The original Slovak play about the controversial Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler’s “court director”, but also about artist’s responsibility for their work.

Péter Esterházy
Mercedes Benz
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Historical revue in two parts

Milada
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

Authorial docudrama that explores the profound story of a woman, mother, lawyer, politician, member of the Czech anti-Nazi résistance, and a victim of Stalinist show trial, Milada Horáková.

Morena, author’s production
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

Author’s production – a small probe into th einner world of a woman turning thirty

Florian Zeller
Mother
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Anne lovingly looked after her husband, enjoyed preparing breakfast for her children and provided the full family service. Simply, she filled her life with her family, until she came to realise that she was actually alone. This serene life somewhat deceived her. Perhaps she was also deceived by her husband who is busy seminar-hopping. The son is now an adult and no longer needs his mother. How is she to come to terms with the fact that he, too, has his own life now? What to fill hers with? What is left once love is gone? Suddenly, Anne no longer has her place and a goal. The bitter comedy Mother is a family drama about coming of age, leaving and sudden self-awareness. Yet, it is also about fear of abandonment, loneliness, of an empty nest. The acclaimed French playwright Florian Zeller created a fascinating world of reality and illusion of a woman, a mother. What is a mother left with once her self-sacrifice on behalf of her family comes to an end, her children’s freedom and husband’s autonomy become reality? Ultimately, she merely raises the fundamental question: What was it all for? Actually, what was the point of it all?

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval

 
Jiří Havelka a kol.
No Show Tonight
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

Author’s production about an artist’s mission in the present day.

Ján Palárik
Reconciliation or Adventure at Harvest Time
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

Comedy about reconciliation, adventure, love games and coincidences in a Slovak cult classic.

Roots – Poetical Evening with Music by Martin Geišberg
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

Night poetry by Elisabeth Wittgruber and music by Martina Geišberg

Aľa Rachmanovová, Roman Polák
Russian Diaries
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

Dramatisation of a novel about attacks on Russian intelligentsia.

Roman Polák
Scenes from the Life of Director (Ingmar Bergman)
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

A production about the cathartic power of theatre.

Jozef Gregor Tajovský, Gabriela Preissová
Sin / Her Stepdaughter
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Two gems of Slovak and Czech realistic drama

Božena Slančíková-Timrava, Daniel Majling
The Ball
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

Dramatisation of prose by a brilliant observer of harsh human fate

Arthur Miller
The Crucible
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

A stirring play about the eternal moral dilemmas makes its comeback on stage the SND that last staged ´The Crucible in 1966. In his play that is an active witness to history, presence and possibly the future, Miller was inspired by the case from the past of the Puritan New England, the witch-hunt in the town of Salem in 1692. The girls, enthused by their house slave, engaged in paganic rituals. They started hallucinating as if possessed by the devil. Pressured by fear, collective hysteria and pragmatic manipulation, they started reporting false, especially female culprits. That brought about dozens of executions of the innocent, arrests, along with fatal chaos and horror. Even though Miller painted an impressive historical fresco, everyone was aware of his intention to place in the context of Salem the developments that took place in United States after World War II, when McCarthy’s Committee on Un-American Activities staged its witch-hunt. It was a hunt on all artists who were suspects of sympathising with Communism. Everything dishonourable ultimately turns against its makers. Yet, the cost is immense. Are we able to learn the lessons? Actually, are we willing to?

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

 
Lucy Prebble
The Effect
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Contemporary play about the faces of love and depression

Roald Dahl
The Hotel Bristol Apartment
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

A black comedy based on Roald Dahl's Skin

Jonathan Littell
The Kindly Ones
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Gloomy fresco about compromises with conscience

William Shakespeare
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

Classical Shakespearean comedy about the philandering knight Falstaff

Peter Karvaš
The Midnight Mass
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

One of the best Slovak plays about the nature of ordinary man at times of historic turmoil

Natalie Kocab
The Owl
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

A production about different opinions, dated views, as well as mutual understanding between two generations.

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
The Play that Goes Wrong
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Contemporary British comedy presents an ironic view of the world of theatre and, at the same time, pays tribute to this world

Ivan Stodola
The Shepherd’s Wife
Drama
The new SND building, Studio

Slovak drama of Antique dimension about a woman in between two men

William Shakespeare
The Taming of The Shrew
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

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?

Michail Afanasievič Bulgakov
Theatre Novel
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

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

Kolektív autorov
Till the Stones Come...
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

Till the Stones Come... concert is about to begin. All kinds of people are gathering – bodyguards, stage crew, cafeteria staff, promoters, first-aid team and, naturally, fans. The new ones along with those with faces lined by deep wrinkles, those whose long lives have been linked with the tunes of Rolling Stones. Everyone talks about what the Rolling Stones and rock n roll mean to them. They talk about their own lives, its bright and gloomier moments. And about how music kept saving them, inspiring them, but also infuriating them. They talk about how it shaped their attitudes, vented their frustrations and how their emotional life depended on music. The production is to be a serious, yet also humorous contemplation about such cultural phenomenon as rock and roll and its most viable and most famous embodiment, The Rolling Stones. The story of the production ends as the ling-awaited concert begins.

Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval

" We would like to draw the attention of visitors with respiratory problems, or spectators suffering from epilepsy along with hypersensitive spectators sensitive to intermittent light stimuli to the use of a strobe, as well as a smoke production machine in this performance."

 
Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoj
War and Peace
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall

One of the greatest pieces of world literature

You Are Among Us
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

Different perspectives on the not-at-all dreary life of people with sight impairments and the blind presented by the theatre Zrakáč.