Spitfire Company (the Czech Republic)
Location: Amphitheatre of the II. gimnazija Maribor Secondary School
City: Maribor
Duration: 55 min

Date: 13. 5. 2019
Time: 18.00

The performance, which has become a huge international success, draws upon the work of one of the most well-known Czech writers and the first Czech president after the break-up of Czechoslovakia, Václav Havel – the Audience. What happens when two actresses, a brew of brilliant Czech beer and gigantic masks find themselves on stage together, alongside the brand of absurd humour which relies on the eternal exploitative relationship between the employer and the employee? How far are we willing to go for a job promotion and what is the role of human abilities here? A performance which poses timeless, universal questions, symptomatic of all hierarchical systems of all political systems.

The Spitfire Company is an artist collective which incorporates into their works the practices of physical, visual and dance theatre. The members participate in the largest festivals around the world and their performances regularly receive awards. For several years in a row they have been hosted by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; they have also performed at the National Arts in the Republic of South Africa, and at the Chinese festival Penghao, among others. The central focus of their work is establishing an original language for each of their performances, the interest in performer’s experience and all limitations pertaining to human experience; the question of how these limitations generate human’s relationship towards life. They are also the organizers of the festival Zero Point in Prague.

Authors of the concept Miřenka Čechová, Petr Boháč
Director Petr Boháč
Performers Michaela Hradecká, Eva Stará
Music designers Sivan Eldar, Karel Gott
Lighting designer Martin Špetlík
Photographer Michal Hančovský
Masks designer Paulina Skavova
Production Spitfire Company, Tereza Havlíčková, Barbora Repická
Production coordinator Ludmila Vacková
Co-production Bezhlavi z.s., Palác Akropolis
Supporters the City of Prague, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic

 

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Location: Amphitheatre of the II. gimnazija Maribor Secondary School
City: Maribor
Duration: 55 min

Date: 13. 5. 2019
Time: 18.00

Tickets for individual events can be purchased from 1st to 18th of May at the Urban Garden Festival Center (Ulica kneza Koclja 6) and online via email vstopnice@prestopi.si (online purchase is possible no later than one day before the event).

Tickets will also be available at the venues of eachevent one hour before the beginning of the show, if not sold out. Ticket reservations are not possible.