Who is afraid of Ibsen? Theatre Evening with The Lady from the Sea

In the frame of a project titled Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…? The Scandinavian House and National Theatre Brno present a supporting event for the play The Lady from the Sea. The participants will be introduced to the work of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and his symbolist piece through a lecture given by Karolína Stehlíková, theatrologist and expert on Scandinavian culture. They will also be given the unique opportunity to enter the stage after the performance together with the lecturer. The introduction to the play starts at 6:30 PM on Small Scene of National Theatre, the performance itself at 7 PM in the main theatre hall.

In Czech.

Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…?

In cooperation with selected theatres introducing texts of Scandinavian authors, the Scandinavian House launches this year a series of Nordic Theatre Evenings. We would like the audience to get a deeper insight into the Scandinavian drama, that might not be as popular as the Nordic crime fiction, but can become similarly addictive. Do not be afraid to start tracking the Nordic theatre in the Czech Republic! Unusual horizons and views of the Nordic landscape guaranteed. No need for skis.

The events will be organised as commented theatre performances and consist of a lecturer’s introduction before the performance and a discussion of a various kind, for example sharing of impressions of the play. The introduction will provide information about the author, the performed text and a broader context of the piece, or can even familiarise the audience with the performing tradition of more famous, repeatedly staged dramatic texts. After the performance, there will be an opportunity to discuss it together. The Theatre Evenings will take place in different Prague and Brno theatres 2-4 times a year, depending on the current programmes.