Sunday, September 17th; 20.00 h; Zagreb Dance Centre; za odrasle; 65 minutes; in Czech, German, English, French, Polish and Russian with English subtitles
THE JOURNEY OF THE GOOD HANS BÖHM THROUGH EUROPE
At home, Hans Böhm speaks French, German and Czech because his parents and maids come from different linguistic backgrounds. But at the camp, where he likes to go, they tell him that Germans are the best and the others are inferior. And he has best friends there, especially Karl. They even play in a band together! A young Sudeten Svejk must go to war and his head is a mess. But the times are unforgiving – he has to make a decision right now and his decisions can mean life or death for him and others. Good thing he knows the language! Especially Czech! Such an unworldly language, and it can help him escape capture and death… A non-hero from a small village in western Bohemia (Holýšov) makes his way through war-torn central Europe, and even after the war his situation does not stop getting complicated…
What shapes us? What are we capable of thanks to the instinct of self-preservation? How strong are our inner moral principles? A theatrical story inspired by a true story.
ALFA THEATRE, CONTRIBUTORY ORG., PILSEN, CZECH REPUBLIC
Alfa Theatre’s direct forerunner, the Children’s Theatre, opened in September 1966 in the ALFA premises on Americká street. In 1992, it moved to a modern building at Rokycanská 7, and changed its name to the current one. Since 1970 the theatre has undertaken over 100 foreign tours. Since 1967, the theatre has been the joint organiser of the Skupa’s Pilsen festival. Since the beginning of 2015, its managing director has been Jakub Hora. The theatre’s current creative team, together with external colleagues and the ten-member company of actors, favours a comedic concept of theatre, continuing to view the puppet as a dominant and unusually attractive stage phenomenon. The theatre addresses a broad audience – children, young people, and adults. The repertoire is varied in both theme and genre, from classic and modern fairytales to world drama.