„You just don’t get Roman humour.“
Cleopatra is dead and so is the Ptolemaic dynasty. Egyptian civilization is slowly coming to an end, no more pharaohs will sit on the throne. Cleopatra’s life journey is however, not over after her death, afterlife can be very fulfilling in Egypt. The Queen with the face of a goddess embarks on a long journey through the underworld, where her life’s and heart’s adventures will be judged. Cleopatra dies ten years before the Virgin Mary is born. What could’ve changed had Cleopatra not decided to take her own life? Would Christianity have been met with the same eager boom, if the cult of the Goddess Isis hadn’t ceased with Cleopatra’s demise? Where do the roots of our civilization come from? 8lidí Company presents and audiowalk, which takes the audience on a tour from the theatre to Egyptian Underworld.
8lidí is a theatre company established in 2017. It consists of directors, dramaturges, and set designers who met while studying at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at DAMU in 2014 and decided to continue working together. The company’s members include: Petr Erbes, Boris Jedinák, Emilie Formanová, Nina Jacques, Anna Klimešová, Alice Kofláková, Karolína Kotrbová, Zuzana Sceranková, Vendula Tomšů and Viktorie Vášová. 8lidí mainly focuses on contemporary social issues projects that balance between the lines of theatre, performance, happening and installation. You can find more info about them on their website.
85 minutes without interval
conception, script, set and director / 8lidí
music / Matouš Hejl
sound postproduction and technical solution / Jan Sedláček
Octavianus, Usir / Jakub Žáček
Cleopatra / Anežka Kubátová
soul in underworld, priest / Dita Kaplanová
soul in underworld, priest / Kateřina Císařová
Caesar / Vojtěch Vondráček
Marcus Antonius / Václav Vašák
Ptolemaios XIII. / Hanuš Kroupa
June 4th and 5th, 2021