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.

Kolektív autorov
Children
Drama
The new SND building, Studio
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.   The duration of the performance is approximate, as the preview has not been held yet.   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.
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   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.    
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

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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

Ivan Stodola
Just Another Cup of Tea
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

Divadlo nevidiacich – Divadlo Zrakáč

Just Wait for It! We’re Coming for You!
Drama
The new SND building, The Blue Salon

A creative reflection on a tragedy that has remained suppressed and untold for nearly a hundred years. A tragedy caused by prejudice that is present to this day.

Ján Chalupka, Peter Pavlac
Kocúrkovo (Gotham City)
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall
Ján Chalupka published the first version of his Kocúrkovo (Gotham City) in 1830 anonymously. He smartly assumed that the Enlightenment model of satirical criticism of the flaws of contemporary society would provoke a tornado of the-pot-calling-the-kettle-black kind of reactions.   This is probably why its first performance at the amateur ensemble of Gašpar Fejérpataky-Belopotocký in Liptovský Mikuláš literally became a milestone in the history of Slovak theatre in general. But something else has also become essential for our immediate presence. Chalupka's play (and the entire universe of Kocúrkovo (Gotham City)) is the source of a series of archetypes, also reflecting the story of our country, the acute effort to form one's own identity and at the same time to define the shadow, which one is sincerely and earnestly trying to transcend. Perhaps that is why Chalupka appears on stage, even more than once, and he steps out of the anonymity of an observer. He becomes a commentator, an actor playing his Kocúrkovo (Gotham City) and formulating his other observations or satirical jabs, humorously defined through the eyes of a highly educated, multilingual intellectual, who in his time must have encountered its limits.   The duration of the performance is approximate, as the preview has not been held yet.   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.
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.

Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall
The famous novel will come to life for the first time on the stage of the SND Drama Company. Four sisters live their day-to-day lives while their father is fighting. They are fortunate to be brought up and guided by, at the time, a very open-minded, free-spirited mother. She inspires her daughters to be curious, observes their awakening femininity, encourages social empathy and cultivates their relationships with each other. Girls of different temperaments and talents discover their individualities and the limits of social conventions and expectations. Their childhood, adolescence and adulthood have unique romantic charm, secrets and first sorrows and disappointments. In his dramatisation, the director Amsler brings the iconic work to life with a modern aesthetic and imagery. By producing this title, we intend to make a non-violent appeal to ethical values such as decency, empathy, friendship, humility and strong family ties. The secrets of the sympathetic heroines and heroes and the overflowing chaos of the first touch of love are equally important ingredients of Little Women. In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, it seems fitting to be reminded of the values and beauty of life, even if it is not always an idyll.   The duration of the performance is approximate, as the preview has not been held yet.   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.
William Shakespeare
Macbeth
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall
As one of the texts by the immortal classic playwright William Shakespeare, Macbeth, is an integral part of the global theatre canon. The shortest yet the most concentrated Shakespeare tragedy offers a minuscule theatrical vision of the evil lurking within a respected hero who becomes a detested tyrant.   A supposedly cursed play about just how thin can be the line separating a hero from a murderer and good deeds from evil ones. One of the most famous tragedies is about the tempting but sinister temptation to gain absolute power, making one lose everything. What is it like to betray the trust of all of those around us, even ourselves? Simple solutions do not exist. No one can wash the blood off their hands. The man who has everything and wants even more. Evil is born here and now. Doesn't that remind you of anything? The Scottish tragedy returns to the stage of the SND Drama Theatre for the third time. This time in a unique and distinctive interpretation of Martin Čičvák, who is an outstanding representative of one generation of theatre directors. Paranoia. Metal. An army of bloodthirsty hyenas. Running time is indicative, as the dress rehearsal is still due for the production.   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.
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.

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

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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.

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

Sarah Ruhlová
The Clean House
Drama
The new SND building, Studio
An award-winning insightful comedy about soul-clearing, sorting out relationships and tidying up a house that presents a metaphor for our gently messed-up lives. Suddenly nothing is like it used to be; nothing is as it should be. And therein lies both hope and surprise—the wisdom of day-to-day destinies and the mystery of love.   Today, perhaps the most acclaimed contemporary American playwright, Sarah Ruhl, received a well-deserved prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for this magnificent work with a tragicomic touch. We find ourselves in the magical space of one family. Lane's character is an exhausted doctor who, of course, has a housekeeper to clean the house. Unlike the cold housewife, this young girl is amusingly vivacious and exotic enough, or otherwise completely natural, which seems an eccentric quality in a world of alienated obsession with professional careers... The plot becomes apparent and develops when Virginia, Lane's sister, secretly takes over the housecleaning duties. And the shocker comes when Charles, Lane's husband, discovers true love outside the outwardly put-together house. And out of line even in such conventional cases of anticipated norms. Time to clean up properly; in short, let it be clean and crystal clear. Running time is indicative, as the dress rehearsal is still due for the production.   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.
Franz Xaver Kroetz
The Concert on Demand
Drama
The new SND building, Studio
Is it possible to have a silent dialogue with the viewer through an inner monologue? This is the question offered by The Concert on Demand, a silent, hyper-realistic experiment. The author of this play, or perhaps rather libretto, is Franz Xaver Kroetz, a German playwright who wrote about seventy plays and is one of our time's most essential theatre authors. His plays suggestively portray people who cannot articulate their own individuality anymore; they are wounded and betrayed by false illusions of better tomorrows. That is not the case here, either. "On any given weekday, Miss Rasch would come home at about half past seven in the evening after work and shopping. she walks into the apartment, looks for the mail, finds only one advertising brochure, takes it, walks to the door of her room, unlocks it and enters." Thanks to the author's clear dramatic vision, the mundane is here transformed into something almost hypnotic; we reach a point of complete empathy with the woman. Although Miss Rasch does not say a word, she is the voice of souls who, even today, feel lost, lonely and without purpose. Confrontation. Balancing. Decision. What does it mean? But most importantly - why is it happening? In its Slovak première, fifty years after its creation, Concert on Demand will be directed by Kamila Polívková.   The duration of the performance is approximate, as the preview has not been held yet.   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.  
Alberto Moravia
The Conformist
Drama
The new SND building, Drama hall
A story about the desire to discover one's place in society, sometimes at a blood price. Marcello hasn't been able to fit in since childhood. He cannot confide his innermost feelings to his friends and loved ones - the thrill that overwhelms him at the sight of death and killing. He finds neither punishment, absolution, nor understanding from them; he is surrounded only by the carelessness of those around him. In his loneliness, he desires only one thing - to be like others and to share the same feelings with them. He has been failing to do so for years... Suddenly, however, times change, and as history unfolds, the social spotlight is thrust upon a group into which Marcello fits perfectly; a group in which the darkness within him becomes the norm and the fascination with killing is a valuable virtue. Marcello can finally feel like a valid member of society. And he would do anything for those who made it possible for him to do so.   The duration of the performance is approximate, as the preview has not been held yet.   Do you also wish to be among the first to know what is going on at the SND? Leave your contact details with us, and you won’t miss out on any news.
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

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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, Drama hall

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

Kateřina Tučková, Jakub Molnár, Barbora Nitschová
The White Water
Drama
The new SND building, Studio
"Women are not mature enough for that." "And the men are?"
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."

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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.