Who’s afraid of Ibsen? Theatre evening with An Enemy of the People (online)

The Scandinavian House in Prague, in cooperation with Vinohrady Theatre, will put Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People on the stage as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. Karolina Stehlíková, a Nordic culture specialist, will beforehand shortly introduce the drama and its author.

Although the theatres remain closed, you can spend the evening with us: online! The theatre will be streaming the play on the 22nd of April 2020 at 20:00. The video will be accessible from 20:00 until midnight. Another opportunity to see the recording will be on the next day at 14:00. Directed by Juraj Deák, starring Igor Bareš in the lead role.

The link for the video and more information about the theatre’s activities during the lockdown can be found here.

Information about the cast.

Karolína Stehlíková’s introduction can be found here.

In cooperation with selected theatres introducing texts of Scandinavian authors, the Scandinavian House has launched 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 are organised as commented theatre performances and consist of e.g. a lecturer’s introduction before the performance or a discussion of a various kind, for example sharing of impressions of the play. The introduction provides information about the author, the performed text and the broader context of the piece. And it can even familiarise the audience with the performing tradition of more famous, repeatedly staged dramatic texts. After the performance, there is an opportunity to discuss it together. The Theatre Evenings take place in different Prague and Brno theatres 2–4 times a year, depending on the current programmes.

The events are organized with the financial support of statutory town Brno, Prague City Hall and the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic.