Guardians of the Civic Good 2
MeetFactory, Ke Sklárně 15, Praha 5 - Smíchov, 150 00
- Sat 25. 5. 2019 20.00
Your family in the election-year arena.
A peculiar family of five has been all ablaze with the presidential election, from this January to December 2018. The family conflict reveals diametrically opposing views of the last 30 years of Czech politics. What is the legacy of the “golden” 1990s? Why did the losing candidate, Jiří Drahoš, go quiet? Why does Marie want to divide queers into rich and poor? Does work take people’s money? What silenced voice does Michal want to support, and how will the situation with grandma pan out? Eight years after the publication of the eponymous novel to which this play by Petra Hůlová is an autonomous sequel, this dramatised description of Czech society “in the eyes of the defeated” gets a new and ruthless urgency.
“She only went to the elections to vote for ODS. She still does. Even TOP 09 is treason to her. She has a framed picture of Klaus at home, and now she voted for Zeman for the second time, because – as she says – he’s a ‘similar format’. The last of the great politicians not to even need Facebook. He’s authentic. Ah well… The young won’t make me shit myself. It was all ready when they came in.”
script > Petra Hůlová
director > Adam Svozil
acting > Zuzana Ščerbová, Natália Drabiščáková, Tomáš Petřík, Zoja Oubramová and Vladimír Pokorný