Rosa Liksom

A Bear with a Chainsaw

I love my life so much I sometimes feel I will suffocate.

The performance is based on short stories by Finnish novelist and playwright Rosa Liksom, which are characterised by black humour and insight into the tangled fates of the main characters. A policeman who barely manages to arrive at the scene of a crime while sober; a burnt-out priest who is fed up with our petty, everyday sins; Finland’s fattest woman who is proud of every ounce of her… These and many other outsiders, who are usually not listened to and who remain hidden in the shadows, in the dirty side streets of the big city or in the desolate countryside, get their say in short, tragicomic stories. An original collage with a strong musical component represented by a live band composed of actors and employees of Divadlo Na zábradlí captures a comic, absurd world where no one knows what the next day will bring, and where we have no choice but to laugh at the merciless games of fate.

95 minutes without interval

director / Jan Mikulášek
translator / Vladimír Piskoř
dramatization/ Jan MikulášekBoris Jedinák
dramaturgy / Boris Jedinák
set and costumes / Marek Cpin
music / Vojtěch Vondráček

Jiří Vyorálek
Vojtěch Vondráček
Michal Bednář
Magdaléna Sidonová or Anežka Kubátová
Dita Kaplanová
Johana Matoušková
Kateřina Císařová
Lucie Flemrová
Tomáš Pospíšil
Tereza Klimovičová

November 4th, 2022

The partner of the production is Scandinavien House and Department of Germanic Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University. Patronaqe of the Embassv of Finland in Prasue over the theater play.

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