COSMOS to Play at National Theatre

COSMOS to Play at National TheatreWitold Gombrowicz's play, Cosmos, will have its Czech premiere Nov. 14, with performances on select dates through April 17, 2020 at The National Theatre.

His novel, Cosmos, earned Witold Gombrowicz a nomination for the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. A prime example of the author's mastery, the book can be compared with Albert Camus's iconic L'Étranger. Its protagonist leaves his home in Warsaw so as to seek peace in the mountain resort of Zakopane. He abandons the familiar world anchored in the cosmos through the well-established rules and notions of reality, and discover a new one, abounding it confusing weirdness. Yet creating a novel, logically arranged system may be beyond his powers.

The production of Cosmos will be the New Stage debut of the current artistic director of Brno's HaDivadlo theatre, noted for his singular penmanship and possessing bold opinions of human society.

The cast features Matyas Reznicek as "Witold," Jan Bidlas as "Fuchs," Ondrej Pavelka as "Léon," Jana Bouskova as "Roly-Poly," Jindriska Dudziakova as "Lena," Tereza Vilisova as "Catherette," Raduz Macha as "Ludwik," Filip Rajmont as "Lulu," Pavla Beretova as "Lukie," Pavlina Storkova as "Jadecska" and Petr Reif as "Priest."

The creative team includes Erich Sojka (Translation), Ivan Buraj and Jan Kačena (Dramatization and adaptation), Ivan Buraj (Director), Jan Tošovský (Dramaturgy), Antonín Šilar (Sets), Františka Králíková (Sets Assistant), Kateřina Kumhalová (Costumes), Tomáš Vtípil (Music), Dominik Zizka and Jakub Jelínek (Camera), Alan Sýs (Edit) and Robert Palkovič (Light Design).

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