National Theatre

Colonel Švec

The story of the hero we should have forgotten.

#biographical
#historic
#traditional

All events

Friday

2/12/2021


8:00 PM


The New Stage

Praha 1


250 - 250 CZK

Tuesday

3/2/2021


8:00 PM


The New Stage

Praha 1


250 - 250 CZK

Pre-sale coming soon

Wednesday

3/17/2021


8:00 PM


The New Stage

Praha 1


250 - 250 CZK

Pre-sale coming soon

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

A historical episode in 1918 served as the subject for a play that a decade later became a hit at the National Theatre. The tale of the Czechoslovak Legionnaires in Russia was again adapted for the stage in 1938. How would the true story of Colonel Josef Jiří Švec, adapted by the playwright Rudolf Medek, face up to the other ‘fateful eight’ years in Czechoslovak history?

The current rendition of the heroic Legionnaire play draws upon multimedia and documentary theatre and brings home the fate of the protagonist and the play itself alike. In its time, the play gave rise to fierce dispute and political struggle in its own right. The audience will thus be reminded not only the history of the Legions, who significantly impacted the foundation of Czechoslovakia, but also be presented with the possible other scenarios of historical development. The recollection will be celebratory, cautionary and ironic …

English subtitles are part of selected dates of only performance. 

WARNING: We use pyrotechnic effects and tobacco products during the performance.

CAST AND CREATIVE

Soloists of the National Theatre Drama

Length 100 minutes
English subtitles
Wheelchair access
without a break
Author
Rudolf Medek
Author / Stage director
Jiří Havelka
Author / Dramaturgy
Marta Ljubková

Performance teaser