Albert Camus

The Stranger or the Man is Always a Little Guilty Anyway

We’re done for today, Mister Anti-Christ.

Albert Camus’s 1942 novel, The Stranger, is widely considered to be one of the key works of literary existentialism. The protagonist Meursault, an accidental murderer, is sentenced to death because he refused to accept an assigned role within the stereotypical social structure. Without bearing any resemblances to a heroic character, “The Stranger” agrees to die for truth without ever imposing it onto anyone. He accepts reality, but he never judges it. He is a stranger in the world, a nonparticipating voyeur. A parallel between the contemporary novel of South African writer J. M. Coetze Disgrace comes to mind. The Stranger turned Albert Camus into a “spiritual father” of the post-war generation.

warning: cigarettes

DURATION
70 min without interval

CREATIVE TEAM
director / Jan Mikulášek
translator / Miloslav Žilina
dramaturgy / Dora Viceníková
set and costumes / Marek Cpin

CAST
Mersault / Jiří Černý
Mersault / Jiří Vyorálek
Mersault / Stanislav Majer
Mersault / Miloslav König
Mersault / Ivan Lupták
Mary / Anežka Kubátová
Mother / Marie Spurná (in movie)

PREMIERE
June 13th and 14th, 2014