Tonight’s Performance is Cancelled

Jiří Havelka & Co.

SLOVAKIAN NATIONAL THEATRE

Jiří Havelka

The 1989 revolution as an entertaining cabaret from the actors’ world. Jiří Havelka’s auteur-style production asks whether theatre is only meant to interpret a dramatic text, or whether at a certain moment it can fulfil a social role. The title is inspired by the declaration of employees of the Slovak National Theatre that stated: We never thought a time would come when an actor’s fundamental task would be not to act. The production combines authentic materials from 1989 with the events of today, and the search for the essence of the theatre.