Magdalene /working title/

A dialogue with power, this could be the title of the life and work of Magda Husáková Lokvencová (1916–1966), an exceptional wife of Gustav Husák, an elegant actress and director who experienced steep ups and downs during the Stalinist purges. 

  • Stage Small stage
  • Premiere Saturday, 17 April 2021
  • Age Category For everyone

And who eventually divorced Gustav Husák because of theatre. As a pioneer of female theatre directing, she was fascinated by the causes of the moral decline of people. Struggles for power, politics, careers, right to decide the fates of others haunted her in partner and theatrical dialogue. She relentlessly held this dialogue with herself, with the actors, and with the audience. Love and admiration mixed with critical insight, disillusionment and ridicule. In the new authorial project, we therefore want to present you with a real human story, which would fill several novels or films. At the same time, under the direction of Ján Šimek, we will try to present the important crossroads of our shared Czechoslovak history through Magdalena as well as other exceptional women.

World premiere on 17 April 2021 at the DJKT Black Box