Irredeemable Saint or Yours Is the Power, Ours is the Truth

Ľubomír Feldek

Irredeemable Saint or Yours Is the Power, Ours is the Truth

Drama

Staged portrait of the Roman Catholic dissident and physician Silvester Krčméry, major figure in Slovakia´s 20th century history.

The new SND building, The Blue Salon
23. 6. 2017

Schedule of performances

Tuesday 29. 10. 2019
19:30 h 22:00 h
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Friday 8. 11. 2019
19:30 h 22:00 h
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Saturday 30. 11. 2019
19:30 h 22:00 h
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Tuesday 10. 12. 2019
19:30 h 22:00 h
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The production of play by Ľubomír Feldek continues the project series held in the Blue Salon of staged portraits of major figures in our history. Irredeemable Saint or Yours Is the Power, Ours is the Truth tells the story of one of our foremost figures who less publicly known, yet the more so significant: the Roman Catholic dissident and physician Silvester Krčméry. The narrative focuses on the moral legacy of his time in prison when no one had been able to break him, not even when using the harshest methods of the state police. His living faith helped him to overcome what is by now virtually unbelievable methods of torture that were to make him get “better”, hence to deny his faith and consent to the power of the Communist dictatorship. Nonetheless, Silvester Krčméry never got “better”. Instead he had shown major strength, withstood all tests, and refuted all court decisions that would have released him from prison, for he never considered himself guilty. The play evolves along several timelines – in the 1990s in his clinic where he is called on by a former investigator; in the 1950s in different places where he is interrogated and imprisoned. The inevitability of repentance and the elevating power of forgiveness serve as all but pathetic yet deep theme that has lost none of its currency even today.

Cast: Richard Autner andMatej Marušin, guest performance
Directed by: Kamil Žiska
Dramaturgy: Peter Kováč
Set and costumes design: Peter Janků

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes with interval

Production Team

Directed by Kamil Žiška
Dramaturgy by Peter Kováč
Set and Costume Designer Peter Janků

Cast