After a few years break, the most prominent Slovak theatres are coming back to the stage of the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc.
The programme section called Focus: Slovakia presents four productions directed by three generations of directors – Roman Polák, Rastislav Ballek and Lukáš Brutovský – performed by four renowned ensembles. Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra has been one of the most frequent festival guests – they performed here for example Public Enemy, Portia Coughlan or King Lear – the Slovak Chamber Theatre in Martin presented its work with original adaptations of Molière’s Tartuffe or Chekhov’s Ivanov and the drama section of Slovak National Theatre presented a great production of Bernhard’s play The Ignoramus and the Madman and a thrilling production of Hampton’s adaptation of Sándor Márai’s novel Embers. The above mentioned trio of theatres is topped with the youngest of this year’s Slovak guests – Arena Theatre from Bratislava.
The production of Hauptmann’s Rats, Ostrovsky’s Forest, Gindl’s Carpathian Thriller and Ibsen’s Rosmersholm rank among the most important theatre productions in Slovakia of recent years and festival audience can see them (in the mentioned order) during four consecutive days in the first part of the 19th Flora Theatre Festival.