DAS PRAGER JESULEIN (reading) by Roman Sikora

Translated from the Czech by Barbora Schnelle

On Thursday, 8th of December 2022, Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin, 19:30

Just before Christmas, we invite you to a special staged reading in the Tschechische Zentrum Berlin as part of Ein Stück: Tschechien, the Christmas Edition. In Prager Jesulein, Czech dramatist Roman Sikora satirises the Christmas story and relocates it to the Czech Republic in the present day. Joseph and Maria live in a Moravian village. First Joseph loses his job, then he and Maria also lose their apartment. Hoping for a better life, they go to Prague… A staged reading with plenty of Christmas songs that describe a very a different reality to the one in the play.

Prager Jesulein (orig. Pražské jezulátko), one of the most famous statues of the infant Jesus, located in the Church of our Lady of Victory (orig. Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné) in the Carmelite monastery in Prague.
© Zuzana Uhde

We will also present the newly published book, Roman Sikora: Frühstück mit Leviathan. Theaterstücke (Berlin: Neofelis, 2021, ed. by Barbora Schnelle). You can find more information about the book on our blog and on the publisher’s website, with full press material.

Staged reading directed by: Eberhard Köhler
Performed by: Thea Rasche, Naemi Schmidt-Lauber, Henning Bochert and Moritz Kienemann
Audience discussion with: Roman Sikora (playwright), Barbora Schnelle (chair) and Christina Frankenberg (interpreter). With book presentation.

After completing his training as an electrician and mechanic, Roman Sikora worked at the steelworks in his hometown of Třinec, before he studied directing and dramaturgy at the Janáček Academy for Music and the Performaing Arts in Brno. Today he works as a freelance playwright and theatre critic, translates from Polish (e.g. Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk) and teaches playwriting at the faculty of theatre at the Academy of Musical Arts in Prague.

Sikora’s plays have been translated into many languages and performed internationally.

Roman Sikora, photo: David Konečný

An event by Drama Panorama: Forum für Übersetzung und Theater e. V. in cooperation with the Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin and the Embassy of the Czech Republic Berlin, funded by the German-Czech Future Fund. Supported by Neofelis Verlag Berlin.

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