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Pérák

WHAT'S IN A NAME? IT'S ACTIONS THAT COUNT!

Action historical fiction that combines elements of martial arts and stunt outputs with the poetry of the original copyright theater with typical verbal humor.

A playful interpretation of dramatic events from the Protectorate period, in which the feverish activity of the fictitious resistance group known as the Czechoslovak League of Exceptional People almost gets swept away by an unexpected blow from incoming Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich, who arrives in Prague to restore order. Can legendary Czech superhero Pérák – who thanks to the springs on his shoes is able to strike at the fascist occupiers by leaping over fences, trams and houses – save the day? Does he even exist?

 

The story features actual figures from Czech history in an imaginary context. Will Václav Morávek, Adina Mandlová, Julia Fučíková, Jaroslava Foglarová and others succeed in carrying out their revolutionary plan? Time is running out and the situation is complicated by paratroopers from England. Everything inevitably leads to assassination! Will Vosto5 change history?

 

The production creates an unpredictable fictional adventure that intertwines with historical reality and creates a surprising alternative interpretation of history.

 

Duration: 95 minutes

Premiere: 16 October 2011 at MeetFactory in Prague as part of the 4+4 Days in Motion Festival

 

A co-production by the 4+4 Days in Motion Festival, MeetFactory and the Archa Theatre.

DIRECTOR, CONCEPT AND SCRIPT
Jiří Havelka
PRODUCER
Petr Prokop a Vosto5
DRAMATURGY
Ondřej Cihlář
SCRIPT COOPERATION
Ondřej Cihlář, Zdeněk Janáček, Štefan Titka
SETS and PROJECTIONS
Honza Bažant, Lukáš Kuchinka, Kateřina Bažantová, Martin Bražina a Jaroslav Karaok Hrdlička
COSTUMES
Andrea Králová
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
6 polnic – Ondřej Dědeček
LIGHT DESIGN
Tomáš Morávek
CHOREOGRAPHIC COOPERATION
Jan Novák, Pavel Mašek
PERFORMED BY
Ondřej Bauer, Ondřej Cihlář, Jiří Havelka, Tomina Jeřábek, Petr Prokop, Tomáš Měcháček/Jiří Böhm, Markéta Frösslová, Pavel Mašek/Jakub Gottwald, Zdeněk Pecha, Petr Vaněk, Ján Sedal, Andrej Polák, Jan Novák a Daniel Fajmon