Jean Poiret

La Cage Aux Folles (Klec bláznů)

A cult comedy with elements of a drag show as a celebration of freedom and self-expression, in which love wins in the end one way or another. Whatever form it takes.

Švandovo Theatre Ensemble
Show Length: 2 hrs 30 min including intermission
Director: Daniel Hrbek
Cast: Tomáš Petřík, Filip Rajmont, Michal Kraus, Oskar Hes, Katarína Mišejková, Robert Jašków, Andrea Buršová, Bohdana Pavlíková, Jan Mansfeld, Jakub Tvrdík, Jan Grundman, David Punčochář
Premiere Date: 24. 2. 2024

Upcoming Performances

La Cage Aux Folles is the name of a night club where all those who celebrate the inner goddess in the male body gather. The director of the cabaret and the choreographer in one person is Georges, and the main star of the program is his life partner Albin, who performs under the stage name Zaza. The pair of men have been living together for twenty years and are a respected couple in free-spirited society. They never had to hide their identity. At least until Georges's son announced his engagement. Adolescent Laurent is about to marry the daughter of a member of parliament who has built his career on preaching order, morality and protecting the traditional family. And the future father-in-law insists he wants to meet his future son-in-law's family…

Can the couple hide their identity for the sake of their beloved son to meet the social attitudes of a populist politician? The iconic French comedy explores the limits of unconditional love, exposes the hypocrisy of a society that persistently rejects everything it does not have personal experience with, but above all, it is a stage celebration of those who do not let themselves be bound by social conventions and dare to be themselves.

Kindly note that actors smoke on stage during the show.

CHARACTERS AND CAST
GEORGES: Tomáš Petřík
ALBIN: Filip Rajmont
JACOB: Michal Kraus
LAURENT: Oskar Hes
MURIEL: Katarína Mišejková
MR. DIEULAFOI: Robert Jašków
MRS. DIEULAFOI: Andrea Buršová
SIMONE: Bohdana Pavlíková
SALOME: Jan Mansfeld
RITA: Jakub Tvrdík
MERCEDES: Jan Grundman
CARMEN: David Punčochář

INSCENAČNÍ TÝM
TRANSLATION: Jacques Joseph
STAGE ADJUSTMENT: Daniel Hrbek, David Košťák
DIRECTOR: Daniel Hrbek
DRAMATURGY: Martin Františák, David Košťák
STAGE DESIGN AND COSTUMES: Marek Cpin
MUSIC: DJ Lumier, Daniel Hrbek
CHOREOGRAPHY: Martin Talaga
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR: Sára Rychlíková
STAGE MANAGER: Barbora Osvaldová Soukupová
COREPETITION: Iva Marešová
VOICE ADVISOR: Regina Szymiková
LIGHT DESIGN: Šimon Kočí
PRODUCTION: Tereza Marková

We would like to thank Ondřej Brzobohatý for his support and cooperation in the creation of the production, Ondřej Brousek for recording the piano part for Mme ZAZA's cabaret performance, Bronislava Malá for making a copy of the statue of David, The Švanda Theater Cafe for providing non-alcoholic wine for the production and Divadlo na Vinohradech for rental of furniture for production.

References

Rozhovor s Danielem Hrbkem režisérem komedie Klec bláznů a ředitelem Švandova divadla

Pro Pražský přehled Magdalena Bičíková
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Jean Poiret

La Cage Aux Folles (Klec bláznů)

Švandovo Theatre Ensemble
Show Length: 2 hrs 30 min including intermission
Director: Daniel Hrbek
Cast: Tomáš Petřík, Filip Rajmont, Michal Kraus, Oskar Hes, Katarína Mišejková, Robert Jašków, Andrea Buršová, Bohdana Pavlíková, Jan Mansfeld, Jakub Tvrdík, Jan Grundman, David Punčochář
Premiere Date: 24. 2. 2024