Oh, Faust, you should be so happy in this world!

Director: Jakub Vašíček

Dramaturgy: Tomáš Jarkovský

Scenography: Kamil Bělohlávek

Music: Daniel Čámský

Costumes: Tereza Venclová

Puppets: Jiří Bareš

Adapted by: Tomáš Jarkovský a Jakub Vašíček

Premiere: 23. 6. 2018

Duration of performance: 70 minutes

For the sixtieth anniversary of its existence, Drak Theatre has prepared a unique production, which presents the entire troupe and brings to mind the nomadic, carnival roots of our theatre. The theme of Faust is inextricably connected to the puppet theatre. The tale of a scholar, who sells his soul to the devil so that he would nally nd satisfaction in this world, has seen countless marionette variations, including the most celebrated of them all, which was played by the legendary Matěj Kopecký. It is this version of his that became the basis for a production that not only looks back to our predecessors from the ranks of folk puppeteers, but also to the best traditions of our own theatre, and confronts them with the expectations of today. In baroque contrasts, straddling between a farce and a tragedy, decadence and morality, we present a theatre of the world, both small and large, just like the small and large world of the theatre.