Neapolitan Disease

Karel Steigerwald

At the obscure forest clinic, a chamberlain from the impenetrable Castle comes for treatment of his ordinary diarrhoea, which he diagnosed himself as an interesting venereal disease. 

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Wednesday, 08 September 2021
  • duration 140 min
  • Age Category For everyone
  • Directed by:
    Břetislav Rychlík
    Script Editor:
    Zdeněk Janál
    Stage Design:
    Martin Černý
    Markéta Sládečková
    Petr Hromádka
    Zuzana Hradilová,
    Ondřej Jiráček
    Light Design:
    Antonín Pfleger
    Stage manager:
    Martin Chmelař
    Jiřina Škoulová

A painful and extremely funny tragi-grotesque about diseases of both the powerful and the powerless takes place at an unspecified time after a great catastrophe that fundamentally changed the natural course of the world. But has it also changed the principles of society and governance? Myopic illusions reflect general decadence and memory loss. Give the lord smoked meat, so he can cut it for the other lords at will. Why, dammit, does this have to happen to us!

The Neapolitan Disease was written as early as 1984. The prophetic comedy about evil, love and desire for power applies to the world today, as if it was not created and banned during normalization when nothing was known about the disease of today's situation.