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Slovak National Theatre

Valeria Schulczová, Roman Olekšák: Leni

Sunday 5. November 2017 - 18:30, Blue Room

Wednesday 22. November 2017 - 19:30 Detail Buy the ticket
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Directed by : Valeria Schulczová
Dramaturgy: Miriam Kičiňová, Roman Olekšák
Set: JaOnMi (Ján Ptačin, Ondrej Zachar, Michal Lošonský)
Musi: Martin Hasák
Zdena Studenková
Ľubomír Paulovič
Mária Kráľovičová
Peter Brajerčík, ako hosť

The original Slovak play Leni by authors Valerie Schulczová and Roman Olekšák talks about a fictitious encounter of two real people, Johnny Carson and Leni Riefenstahl. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was, for three decades, among the most watched talk shows in America. The controversial Leni Riefenstahl was Hitler’s “court director”. It is 1974 and Johnny is on the peak of his career. Leni is introducing in America her first completed project since the defeat of Germany, a book of photographs from Africa, The Last of Nubu. Yet Johnny knows what it is that his viewers are more interested in than the arts. Leni’s past becomes the main topic that cannot be covered up even by her emerging relationship with an assistant Horst, forty years her junior. What is an artist’s responsibility for his work? What are the limits between servitude to an ideology, an active participation in building a regime and artistic work?

Running time: 1 hr 30 mins with no interval



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