Maryša (is silent)

Guest Performance by the Depresivní děti touží po penězích Theatre Group

Ein Stück: Tschechien – Festival for New Czech Theatre 2023

Friday, 8th September, 2023 | 8 pm

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Fidicinstr. 40, 10965 Berlin

Maryša (is silent), based on a play of the same title by the Mrštík brothers, Depresviní děti touží po penězích | Photo: Michaela Škvrňáková

This nonverbal production of a classic Czech drama about a woman in an arranged marriage, who turns to murder in her desperation, is an extraordinary piece that not only touches on womens’ issues, but also on the domestic tradition of the realist drama. The story is told without words – making it all the more intense: bottomless abysses of desperation meet powerful eruptions of passionate emotions, with shocking brutality and profound humanity, all performed with a good measure of exaggeration.

In 2019, the production was nominated for the Divadelní noviny theatre magazine award, and actor Andrea Berecková was nominated for the Thalia Award.

Written by: Jakub Čermák and the group, based on the play Maryša by the Mrštík brothers
Director: Jakub Čermák
Stage Design: Martin Šimek
Costume Design: Anežka Straková
Music: Tanita Yankova
Performers: Andrea Berecková, Petr Jeništa, Tomáš Čapek, Petra Mošovská, Jana Machalíková, Lucia Čižinská, Bláža Straníková, Lenka Střížovská, Věra Pavlíková, Zoja Oubramová, Svatopluk Ždímal
Premiere: 23.11.2017

Nonverbal theatre (no surtitles).

The Depresivní děti touží po penězích theatre gang was founded in 2004 with stage director Jakub Čermák as its artistic director. Their work operates between the genres of happening, performance, site-specific theatre, video art and acting. They often take the classics and adapt them. They also experiment with immersive formats – the spectators of Bordel L’Amour (2018), for example, were presented with various kinds of love in private rooms. In 2020, Čermák received the Czech award for innovative theatre, the Česká divadelní DNA for his contribution to new theatre, and in 2021, his video adaptation of Camus’ Plague entitled (MEMENTO) Mor, received the theatre critics’ award for the best theatre piece during the pandemic.

Tickets: Please click this link to Reservix.

Artistic Directors and Production Managers of the Ein Stück: Tschechien Festival: Barbora Schnelle and Henning Bochert

PR: Augustin PR

A production by Drama Panorama: Forum für Übersetzung und Theater e. V. in collaboration with the English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, the Czech Centre Berlin and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin, funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery, the Culture Ministry of the Czech Republic with the Plán národní obnovy programme. Supported by the English Theatre Berlin I International Performing Arts Centre.

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