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William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Directed by Jennifer King
Starring Jared Doreck, Steve Josephson and John Poston
Divadlo Na Prádle | 30 September @ 19:00
Performed in English
Tickets 350kč General | 250kč Students and Seniors
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An ancient manuscript has been found in a parking lot in Leicester, England (alongside an unimportant-looking pile of bones that got tossed in a dumpster). This 425-year old text turns out to be the literary Holy Grail: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) puts many of Shakespeare’s most famous lines into surprising and comic contexts.

In this strange-yet-familiar narrative, an ancient grudge pits Puck (from Midsummer) against Ariel (from The Tempest) and turns Shakespeare’s canon upside-down, creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and that master motivator Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and (of course) Dromio and Juliet. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, playwrights Reed Martinand Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s thirty-nine plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional fortieth, filled with witty wordplay and vaudevillian variety.

After the End by Dennis Kelly
Presented by Alabaster Cat and Prague Shakespeare Company
Directed by Derek & Debbie DeWitt
Designed by Bill Ware
Starring Karel Heřmánek, Jr. & Victoria HoganDivadlo Na Prádle | 6 & 7 October @ 20:00
In English with Czech surtitles | 90 minutes with no intermission

Tickets 350kč General | 200kč Students and Seniors

When everything’s gone, all you have is each other…

An explosion….a cloud….chaos….Louise wakes to find herself in her co-worker Mark’s fallout shelter. They cannot leave, but can they stand to stay together until it’s safe? This fast-paced, claustrophobic work by award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly examines modern society’s fears while exploring the interpersonal dynamics of being trapped together with a person you thought you knew.

After the End has been called “arresting” and said to have “tremendous claustrophobic force” (The Guardian), “a tense-two hander….Kelly’s taut, expletive-ridden script is…an absorbing and sharply delivered exploration of human behavior, pushed to extremes” (The Independent) and “Terrifying… [with] dark political undertones… a quest for power and status that finds expression in a war-seeking, paranoid racism that is all too recognisable in every western culture” (The Scotsman).

This is “In-yer-face theatre”. Adult content, language and situations – appropriate for 18 years and older only.