New Stage (Nová scéna), Národní 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00
- Sat 29. 9. 2018 20.00
On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip and five of his friends make an attempt on the life of the Habsburg heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand during his visit to Sarajevo.
Pistols jam, hand grenades detonate too late, if at all; the assault fails. Franz Ferdinand decides to alter the route of his visit, everyone is briefed, except his driver. Starved and disappointed, Gavrilo enters a bakery store. The moment he steps outside, the Archduke is driven past. is too late for Gavrilo to draw his pistol, but to his astonishment the car halts down the road in order to back up again. The very last thing Franz Ferdinand lays his eyes on is a meagre, narrow-shouldered man with a flimsy moustache.
Gavrilo Princip is a play about a world that is on the verge of disappearing, about a jackass who overthrows the elite, about the subjectivity of historiography, about the mighty hand of fate and about taking justice into one’s own hands. A delirious, orgasmic, theatrical reconstruction, reminiscent of a battlefield.
In Dutch, with English and Czech surtitles.
De Warme Winkel (NL)
camera: Emo Weemhoff
stage director: Marien Jongewaard
sound composition: Remco de Jong, Florentijn Boddendijk
research: Czeslaw de Wijs
lighting design: Prem Scholte Albers
sets: Juul Dekker, Sarah Nixon
costumes: Bernadette Corstens
cast: Jeroen de Man, Maria Kraakman, Vincent Rietveld, Marta van Vlijmen ...
running time: 2 h (no intermission)