Who is We?
The play Fidlovačka by Josef Kajetán Tyl is associated with enhancing Czech national self-confidence. A song from the play became the Czech national anthem. The play, which was long perceived as a flop, only experienced success in 1917, 82 years after the premiere and a year before the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia. A long-sought phase of Czech independence followed, but also a phase in which independence was again lost. Now, 100 years after the success of Fidlovačka, nationalist thoughts are once again in the spotlight. Experts with something to say about Czechness offer different perspectives on the theme of national identity, on Czech-German relations, migration, fear and Czech values.
Koncept: Mathias Straub, Linda Straub
Director: Linda Straub
Dramaturgy: Tomáš Žižka
Extern dramaturgy: Sodja Lotker
Dramaturgical supervision: Jana Svobodová a Ondřej Hrab
Stage Design: Mathias Straub, Linda Straub
With: John Bok, Jakub Čermák, Kati Linek, Tatyana Synková, Heda Bayer
Coproduction: Studio DAMÚZA
This Project is supported by Program Kultura Evropské Unie, Česko-Německý Fond Budoucnosti, Magistrát hl. m. Prahy and Ministery of Culture.
Work in Progress: 5. 2. 2017, 20.00, Divadlo Archa.
TRAILER (Tomáš Pavelek)
Premiere: 16. and 17.3.2017, 20:00, Divadlo Archa
21. and 22.4.2017, Divadlo Archa, Prague
14. and 15.5. 2017, Divadlo Archa, Prague