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.
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.
Prersons and actors
- Pavel Pavlovský
- Zdeněk Hruška
- Jan Maléř
- Karel Vondrášek
- Veronika Pichlerová / Anežka Šťastná
- Martin Stránský
- Josef Nechutný
- Jana Kubátová
- Jakub Čech, Martin Chmelař, David Kubát, Dominik Zakl, Samuel Zheng, Martin Žižka
Photos from the production
Photo author: Irena Štěrbová, Martina Root (promo)
Premiere on 20 March 2021 at the Grand Theatre