Cell No.

author: Petra Hůlová
set design: Michal Pěchouček
artistic collaboration: Gabriela Slaninková
subtitle translation: Doris Kouba

cast: Magdalena Sidonová, Ivana Uhlířová, Bio Masha, Milan Stehlík / Michal Pěchouček, Gabriela Slaninková
length: 75 minutes

Where did we come from? Where are we? Where are we going? Three women – Matylda, Patricie and Jana –  present the case history of the land of Czechia. These intellectuals residing in a peculiar confinement offer the people their interpretation of the present. They ask about how to capture Czechness, about the Czechs´ place in Europe, about the way Czech society has become emancipated. One of the inspirations of this bitter lament is the Luxemburg writer Manderscheid´s experience on his visit to Prague, a city which no longer exists. The country is in civil upheaval, the sense of desolation only deepened by the refugees in Bělá. These women, along with the rest of the Czech elite, think they are working for their homeland. Something fundamental about their own nature, however, escapes them.

As work-in-progress performed on 1st and 2nd December 2016 in co-production with theater.cz
With German surtitles.

Coproduction: Studio Hrdinů and theater.cz with the support of the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Cell No. discusses the motifs in the short story “die lesung in prag” written by the Luxembourg author Roger Manderscheid.


premiere: 13. 1. 2017
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