Date: 25. 4. 2023 - 19:00
Theatre performance based on the eponymous novel by American writer Kresmann Taylor
Directed by: Marianna Arzumanová
Cast: Janusz Hummel, Jiří Valeš, Tereza Slánská
A story about friendship with an unpredictable ending. It is a story that became a literary sensation in the USA in 1939 and reached the list of banned books by the German Reich Commissioner in the same year. A story about what can become of real living people crazy when exposed to distorted ideology. A story that is immortal and is still a worldwide bestseller. The story was "too strong to appear under the author's female name" and was therefore published under the pseudonym Kressmann Taylor.
The writer was most terrified that no one in America was aware of what was happening in Germany in 1938, and no one was interested. "I see a huge danger in indifference, so I felt the need to create this show today," says director Marianna Arzumanova
The performance will frame the month long cultural festival Israel Days organized on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Israel's independence, and in which the Beseder Gallery will also offer an exhibition with works by photographer Helen Mountaniol and musician Kutiman, a jazz concert by the Petra Ernyei Trio, a discussion on Czech-Israeli relations, a signing of the comic book "So here we are, Moses!!!" by writer Pavlína Šulcová and artist Kakalík, a workshop for adults and children on baking the Jewish holiday bread challah and many others.
The festival is under the patronage of the Embassy of Israel in Czech Republic.