The Clever Lass

Božena Němcová

“Do not worry, father. I will surely guess right.”

The stories of Božena Němcová revolve around courageous and smart girls, who, against all odds and tricky obstacles, crack their life puzzles and eventually win good husbands. As the tale of the Clever Lass is full of humour as well as deep wisdom, we decided to stage the extraordinary story of a poor peasant girl who eventually becomes a respected and influential woman, which is less-known than the more popular versions that had been filmed. This clever lass manages to outwit even her loved one. How will he cope with that?

  • Stage Small stage
  • Premiere Saturday, 18 December 2021
  • duration 60 min
  • Age Category From 6 years
  • Theatrical adaptations:
    Klára Špičková
    Directed by:
    Vít Malota
    Script Editor:
    Klára Špičková
    Stage Design and Costumes:
    Iva Ščerbáková
    Hudební duo MíZa
    Light Design:
    Antonín Pfleger
    Stage manager:
    Veronika Brankov
    Jiřina Škoulová

Our staging aims to celebrate the enduring legacy of the most famous Czech female author. And at the same time to commemorate two major anniversaries – the previous year marked 200 years from the birth of Božena Němcová and in the forthcoming season 2O21/22 we will remember 160 years from her passing.