This nonverbal production of a classic Czech drama about a woman in an arranged marriage, who turns to murder in her desperation, is an extraordinary piece that not only touches on womens’ issues, but also on the domestic tradition of the realist drama.

The story is told without words – making it all the more intense: bottomless abysses of desperation meet powerful eruptions of passionate emotions, with shocking brutality and profound humanity, all performed with a good measure of exaggeration.

In 2019, the production was nominated for the Divadelní noviny theatre magazine award and actor Andrea Berecková was a nominated for the Thalia Award.

  • Fri, September 8, 2023 | 8pmMain Stage

Nonverbal theater (no subtitles)

Written by: Jakub Čermák and the group, based on the play Maryša by the Mrštík brothers
Directed by: Jakub Čermák
Stage design: Martin Šimek
Costume design: Anežka Straková
Music: Tanita Yankova
Performed by: Andrea Berecková, Petr Jeništa, Tomáš Čapek, Petra Mošovská, Jana Machalíková, Lucia Čižinská, Bláža Straníková, Lenka Střížovská, Věra Pavlíková, Zoja Oubramová, Svatopluk Ždímal

A production by Drama Panorama: Forum für Übersetzung und Theater e. V. in collaboration with the Czech Center Berlin and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin, funded by the Culture Ministry of the Czech Republic with the Národni plán obnovy program, the Czech-German Fund for the Future and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery. Supported by English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center.