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The Blue Bird

Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo), Železná, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00

  • drama
  • with children


  • Sun 6. 10. 2019 18.00
  • Sat 26. 10. 2019 13.00
  • Sat 23. 11. 2019 13.00
  • Sat 25. 1. 2020 13.00

A fairy tale for children, a symbolic story for adults. A play about seeking happiness, which may be surprisingly nearby.

The Blue Bird as the desire for ephemeral, ungraspable happiness. An adventurous voyage towards the soul of the things and beings around us, the seeking itself being the destination — only during this seeking can the two central characters come to comprehend that human relations and compassion are that which can bring us the Blue Bird of Happiness. The best-known text written by the Flemish symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck, a Nobel Prize-winner, is one of the most impressive allegories of global literature, reaching out both to adults and children. The author’s fertile imagination, reviving the world around us, inspires theatre-makers to opulent staging and affords a great spectacle to everyone who likes being enchanted.

author: Maurice Maeterlinck

stage director: Štěpán Pácl
dramaturgy: Jan Tošovský
sets: Andrej Ďurík
costumes: Iva Němcová, Lucia Škandíková, Tereza Kopecká
music: Jakub Kudláč
motion cooperation: Veronika Knytlová

cast: Pavlína Štorková, Filip Kaňkovský, Jan Bidlas, Radúz Mácha, Lucie Juřičková, Pavel Batěk, Saša Rašilov ...

running time: 2 h 10 min (one intermission)

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