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The Living Picture

Marius von Mayenburg

It is better to be a stray dog than a Ukrainian cleaner.

The main characters in this black comedy are a modern married couple...

  • Stage Small stage
  • Premiere Saturday, 20 May 2017
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Directed by:
    Ondřej David
    Script Editor:
    Vladimír Čepek
    Stage Design:
    Lucia Škandíková
    Costume:
    Zuzana Krejzková
    Music:
    Jakub Kudláč
    Light Design:
    Vratislav Mikan
    Stage manager:
    Martin Chmelař
    Prompter:
    Jiřina Škoulová

The main characters in this black comedy are a modern married couple; she is an assistant of a crazy conceptual artist, he is a depressed doctor who wants to go to Africa as a doctor without borders, to regain the respect and admiration of his wife. Their son is hitting puberty and hides from the world in women's clothes. The illusion of a seemingly happy family starts crashing when they hire a Ukrainian housekeeper to take care of their household as well as their son ...

A grotesque caricature of the classic farce brings the spiral of absurd situations to incredible ends.

Premiere on 20 May 2017 at the Black Box.

Tobacco products are used in the performance.