Hercules And The Augean Stables

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

A modern satirical comedy inspired by an ancient motif about the fifth of the twelve famous works of Hercules - the cleaning of the Augean stables. The world is so ‘full of muck’ that even the greatest of the Greek heroes, Hercules, cannot clean it up...

Sat, 12. 12.19:00
Sun, 20. 12.19:00
  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 12 December 2020
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Translation:
    Jiří Stach
    Directed by:
    Natália Deáková
    Stage Design:
    Pavel Svoboda
    Jana Smetanová
    Script Editor:
    Johana Němcová
    Jakub Kudláč
    Jiřina Škoulová
    Stage manager:
    Martin Chmelař

The Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt is one of the most disturbing authors of the 20th century. In his plays, he poses urgent existential questions - what is democracy, homeland, heroism, justice, responsibility for the world in which we live. He does not imitate reality, but he juggles it with imagination and playfulness within wide-open boundaries. The grotesque comedy Hercules And The Augean Stables had its successful premiere at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich in 1963.       

Premiere on 12 December 2020 at the Grand Theatre