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Shoah (Šoa)

Tomáš Hrbek, Lucie Kolouchová, Daniel Hrbek
Švandovo Theatre Ensemble

A true story about how to survive a Nazi hell. An English version was successfully put on Broadway stage in New York.

Show Length: 1 hr without intermission
Director: Daniel Hrbek
Cast: Miroslav Hruška, Marta Dancingerová
Premiere Date: 11. 1. 2011

A story of two people that found themselves in the same places and lived through similar tragedies, and still had never get to know each other. Their life paths intertwined but never converged - both survived the Theresianstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps, death march but also post-war injustice.

Focusing on two unordinary destinies in the midst of a Nazi hell, the show is composed of authentic testimonies of two completely different people - athlete Miloš Dobrý and actress Hana Pravdová.

They have in common much more apart from surviving the holocaust...

Miloš Dobrý died on November 23, 2012.

Get ready for an untraditional experience intensified by the intimate space of the Studio, the show's specific stage.

Kindly note that actors smoke on stage during the show. 

CHARACTERS AND CAST
MILOŠ DOBRÝ: Miroslav Hruška
HANA MARIE PRAVDA: Marta Dancingerová (originally Zuzana Onufráková)

PRODUCTION TEAM
Compiled from authentic testimonies and according to the book Short Stories from a Long Life by:
Tomáš Hrbek, Lucie Kolouchová, Daniel Hrbek
STAGE DESIGN AND COSTUMES: Daniel Hrbek
DRAMATURGY: Lucie Kolouchová
PRODUCTION: Jana Bergerová
STAGE MANAGER: Blanka Popková
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR: Julek Neumann

 

References

Šoa jako odžité vyprávění

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Švandovo divadlo dobývá Broadway.

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Hra o holokaustu ze Švandova divadla přijela do New Yorku. Kritiky jsou přívětivé

Hospodářské noviny More

New York zaujal osud Češky, co prošla Osvětimí.

Tomáš Šťástka, idnes.cz More

Drama o české herečce sklízí v New Yorku potlesk i chválu.

idnes.cz More

Recounting a Tragic Past Through the Eyes of Survivors

Alexis Soloski, The New York Times More

The Good and the True

Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania More

‘The Good and the True’, Award-Winning Play Celebrating Two Czech Holocaust Survivors

United Nations More

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