Description of the play
About the author
“You’ll definitely savor the taste.” — those words are spoken in The Final Goose. We can assure the audience that this is the truth.
Translation: Ján Fakla
Dramaturgy: Jana Mikitková
Scene and puppets: Barbora Hubená
Starring: Eugen Libezňuk, Vladimír Zboroň, Mária Benkovská, Martin Kollár
Direction: Karel Král
February 28th, 2018 at 19:00 – Ludus school – BlackBox, Bratislava
March 3rd, 2018 at 18.00 – Ringbürger cellar, Kremnica
For the opportunity to adapt the play The Final Goose in Slovakia, I would like to thank the author, the best contemporary Czech playwright in my opinion, for writing the play so beautifully that Ján and Jana decided to show it to their viewers. I thought I knew the play, I knew how it would look like on stage, but the rehearsals have proven me wrong. The first surprise was the “transfer” of the play, which I considered to be fundamentally Czech, into the Slovak environment. It did not take much for the audience to think the play was Slovak and very current. A big aspect thereof was the fact that Eugen Libezňuk, who plays the Politician, is a panslavic soul, embodying the entire area all the way to… he would say Crimea, but from our standpoint, all the way to Ural. Instead of Ivan Trojan’s cold, cynical intellectual in Prague, here, we can see a jovial guy, not unlike a more charming version of Vladimír Mečiar. And although we feel good in his presence, simply because he is so honest and happy, we can feel the frost on our neck, and it was said this frost comes from the Kremlin. Right now, the winds are blowing from Calabria, but they are just as chilling.