Faust

Can the world exist without action? The most demanding, impossible to perform, complex – in two parts to boot ... A play as the uppermost challenge placed before us by Goethe, as well as the dramatic tradition spanning centuries and including numerous adaptations of the myth about trespassing human limits. We raise the question of what makes Faust our contemporary, what temptations he would have to face today. And how much of the classical opus can actually be transferred to the stage at the beginning of the 21st century. A brand-new treatment, a brand-new Faust.

About the company

The National Theatre Drama is the biggest company of its ilk in the Czech Republic. We strive to include in our programmes works of the classical and contemporary Czech and international repertoire as well as original projects and Czech premieres. The productions are visually compelling and exquisitely staged. Our company gives there eight first nights a year, while also pursuing a host of accompanying activities, educational programmes, and international festival Prague Crossroads.

 

Genre

Theatre / company

National Theatre Prague / Činohra Národního divadla Praha

Czech title

Faust

Author

Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Adaptation: Jan Frič, Marta Ljubková, Jan Tošovský

Direction

Jan Frič

Music

Jakub Kudláč / Kryštof Blabla

Dramaturgy

Marta Ljubková, Jan Tošovský

Stage design

Dragan Stojčevski

Costume design

Linda Boráros

Lighting design

Martin Špetlík, Videoprojection: Janek Růžička, Jan Truhlář, Special effects: David Krejčík

Sound design

Jakub Kudláč / Kryštof Blabla

Length of the performance

200 minutes

Stage area

large

Number of travelling persons

65

Language

Czech , Subtitles available

Audience

Adult

Awards

Czech Theatre Critics’Award for the Best Male Actor - Saša Rašilov

Contact

Daniela Pařízková
Daniela.parizkova@gmail.com