Zdeněk Adamec. Eine Szene

What is the truth of Zdeněk Adamec, who boarded the bus to Prague in the small Czech town of Humpolec on the evening of 5th March 2003 and, upon arriving at Wenceslas Square the next morning, doused himself with petrol and set himself alight?

Burgtheater

Saison 2021/22

PREMIERE

Zdeněk Adamec. Eine Szene Peter Handke

Regie: FRANK CASTORF

Bühne: ALEKSANDAR DENIĆ

Kostüme: ADRIANA BRAGA PERETZKI

Musik: WILLIAM MINKE

Videodesign: ANDREAS DEINERT

Lichtdesign: LOTHAR BAUMGARTE

Dramaturgie: SEBASTIAN HUBER

Künstlerische Produktionsleitung: SEBASTIAN KLINK
 

And thereby called to mind Jan Palach, the student who set himself on fire at that very spot in January 1969 in protest against the end of the Prague Spring, and also inspired 17 young Czechs to follow suit? Peter Handke’s play explores the life and the suicidal revolt of this young loner with questions and stories that mainly establish one thing: the impossibility of reasoning in the face of a life and its violent end.

Hanna Hilsdorf, Mavie Hörbiger, Mehmet Ateşçi, Florian Teichtmeister, Marcel Heuperman, Franz Pätzold, Marie-Luise Stockinger
Zdeněk Adamec
Hanna Hilsdorf, Mavie Hörbiger, Mehmet Ateşçi, Florian Teichtmeister, Marcel Heuperman, Franz Pätzold, Marie-Luise Stockinger
© Matthias Horn
Mehmet Ateşçi, Mavie Hörbiger, Florian Teichtmeister, Marie-Luise Stockinger, Franz Pätzold, Marcel Heuperman, Hanna Hilsdorf
Zdeněk Adamec
Mehmet Ateşçi, Mavie Hörbiger, Florian Teichtmeister, Marie-Luise Stockinger, Franz Pätzold, Marcel Heuperman, Hanna Hilsdorf
© Matthias Horn
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