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Slovak National Theatre

Ivan Vyrypayev: Illusion

Tuesday 5. January 2016 - 19:00, Studio, the new building of SND

dual performance:

Thursday 7. December 2017 - 19:00

Ľubomír Feldek:

Saturday 30. December 2017 - 19:00 Detail Buy the ticket
Saturday 20. January 2018 - 19:00 Detail Buy the ticket

Premiere: 23 and 24 January 2013 New Building Studio

Translated by: Romana Maliti
Directed by : Eduard Kudláč
Dramaturgy: Darina Abrahámová
Set and costumes: Eva Kudláčová Rácová
Music: Martin Burlas
Emília Vášáryová, Zuzana Kocúriková
Božidara Turzonovová
Martin Huba
Dušan Jamrich

One of the most significant authors and most interesting actors on contemporary Russian stage offers another of his excellent plays (in Slovakia he is well-known through his plays Oxygen, July and Dreams). In his bitter and funny chamber drama called Illusion he tries to find out the mystery of the intimate universe of two married couples. At the end of their lives they evaluate, make comments, confess each other and lot of surprises appear … There are questions like: does love have any sense, if it is only one-way? What is the opposite of illusion, is it lie or truth? What is in fact the essence of our real lives and relationships? It is what we lived, wanted, sacrificed or what is hidden in our souls as the secret of the authentic knowledge and the chances we missed? The irony alternates dramatic statements; dynamic order of targeted monologues highlights the dispassionateness of the original narration. Authentic, deep and clever mapping of life flights and falls, before leaving the Milky Way… A unique attempt to define non-definable destiny patterns is a fantastic opportunity for excellent actors and openhearted spectators.

Running time: 1 hr 30 mins with no interval



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