Patrik Ouředník


But a lot of the people didn’t know that theory and kept on creating history as if nothing had ever happened.

Europeana: the history of Europe in the twentieth century depicted with a detached view, a dry sense of humour and bitter irony. This original dramatization is a fascinating commentary of the last century featuring war, the invention of bras or perforated toilet paper. Key historical moments receive the same attention as banal ones, thus creating a new view of our past. Through wit, irony, mystification, and hard facts rises a bizarre testimony of the world in the 20th century.

The book Europeana by Patrik Ouředník won the Most Interesting Book Award in 2001 in the public survey of the Lidové Noviny Journal. It was also nominated for the Magnesia Litera Award for Fiction and was translated into more than two dozen languages.

warning: cigarettes

100 min with interval

director / Jan Mikulášek
dramatization / Dora Štědroňová, Jan Mikulášek
dramaturgy / Dora Štědroňová
set and costumes / Marek Cpin

European / Jiří Vyorálek
European / Honza Hájek
European / Magdaléna Sidonová
European / Dita Kaplanová
European / Anežka Kubátová
European / Václav Vašák
European / Miloslav König
European / Jiří Kniha

September 28th, 2013

We also present with English subtitles.
Look at the current program.


  • 2014 – Festival Neue Stücke aus Europa – Audience Prize (3rd place)
  • 2011 – Alfréd Radok Awards – Play of the Year (2nd place)
  • 2011 – Theatre Newspaper Awards – Play of the Year (4th place)


  • 2019 – Festival Radar Ost, Deutsches Theater Berlin (Germany)
  • 2018 – Festiwal Konfrontacje Teatralne, Lublin (Poland)
  • 2018 – Schauspiel Hannover CUMBERLAND, Hannover (Germany)
  • 2017 – Culture Centrum Pasinger Fabrik, Munich (Germany)
  • 2016 – Festiwal Prapremier, Bydgoszcz (Poland)
  • 2015 – Pfefferberg Theater, Berlin (Germany)
  • 2014 – Studio L+S, Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • 2014 – Festival Neue Stücke aus Europa, Wiesbaden (Germany)
  • 2014 – Ibero-American Theater Festival, Bogota (Columbia)
  • 2013 – Belgrade International Theatre Festival, Belgrade and Novi Sad (Serbia)
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