Honoré de Balzac

Lost Illusions

Balzac’s classic novel told through the eyes and mind of resident director Jan Mikulášek. The story’s protagonist, Lucien Chardon is a talented poet from a small town hoping to find success and fortune in Paris. To his dismay he quickly finds that knowing the right people and being rich is more important for a writer than being talented… Its critical analysis of society is what makes this novel still relatable today.

DURATION
180 minutes with interval

CREATIVE TEAM
dramatization, director / Jan Mikulášek
translator / Stanislav Jirsa
dramaturgy / Dora Viceníková
set and costumes / Marek Cpin

CAST
Lucien Chardon / Vojtěch Vondráček
Etienne Lousteau / Robert Mikluš
Daniel D’Arthez / Miloslav König
Michel Chrestien / Jiří Černý
Finot / Magdaléna Sidonová
Dauriat / Jakub Žáček
Mrs. de Bargeton / Petra Bučková
Mrs. d’Espard / Dita Kaplanová
Mrs. du Chatelet / Jana Plodková
Coralie / Kateřina Císařová
Florine / Barbora Bočková
Blondet / Jiří Černý
Nathan / Ondřej Jiráček

PREMIERE
September 4rd and 6th, 2021