Profile: Divadlo Na zábradlí
Last year’s Flora hosted a production Velvet Havel by musician Miloš Orson Štědroň and director Jan Frič just less than a week after its world premiere in Prague (within the section called The Importance of Having Havel). This original production by Divadlo Na zábradlí theatre was awarded the Production of 2014 at the Critics Award this March. The main protagonists – Miloslav König and Marie Spurná were awarded as well. Their theatre and ensemble actually won all (!) the prizes and became the Theatre of the Year.
The 19th Flora Theatre Festival presents a cross-section of latest production of Divadlo Na zábradlí theatre which will be performed at the S-Cube club from Sunday 10th to Wednesday 13th May, actually seven times!
Apart from the fresh foursome of productions The Old Women, Madness, Hedonists (Critics Award for Marek Cpin’s stage design) and The Stranger directed respectively by Anna Petrželková (awarded the Talent of the Year at the Critics Awards…), Jiří Havelka and Jan Mikulášek, the Flora Theatre Festival hosted also four productions by Reduta Theatre which are now part of the repertoire of Na Zábradlí since the director Petr Štědroň and artistic director Dora Viceníková moved there. Those productions were: Correspondence V+W, Golden Sixties, Cabaret Kafka and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
Over the course of four years, the festival visitors have had a unique chance to continuously reflect the production development of the currently most progressive Czech theatre and now they will also have an opportunity to talk to them about their work and future plans in person at a discussion after a four-day marathon of their productions.