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Despite Addiction

Švanda's Theatre in Smíchov, Štefánikova 57, Praha 5 - Smíchov, 150 00
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29. 10. 2016
21. 11. 2016

Nobody's gonna be sober for you!

There are around 700 000 alcoholics in the Czech Republic. On average, people make their first experience with alcohol at the age of 11. According to statistics, though, cases of children as young as 8 years of age drinking are no exception. Rehab centres are full. Where does acceptable alcohol consumption end and an addiction, destroying not only the user but also their family, begin? At what point does a drug promising relaxation, joy and self-confidence turn into an abyss that only a few succeed to escape?

A tragicomedy about the fight against alcohol. About alcohol abusers, alcohol consumers and alcohol abstainers. Countless stories alike. It makes no difference whether one is a bartender, a teacher, a pastor, a clerk or a film director. Some want to escape the world, some want to escape alcohol, all want to escape themselves. From reality to delirium from delirium to reality - it's hard to say which is worse or when life ceases to be livable.

There is always someone profitting from addiction. Simply turn a blind eye, raise your glass and propose a toast to good health, until somebody dies.

Based on true events including the so called "methanol affair."

Kindly note that explosive effects are used during the show.

English supertitles

author: Dodo Gombár & collective

director: Dodo Gombár

cast: Robert Jašków, David Punčochář, Tomáš Petřík, Miroslav Hruška, Marta Dancingerová/Anna Peřinová, Martina Krátká, Eva Josefíková ...

show length: 1 h 30 min (no intermission)

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