The Ball

Božena Slančíková-TimravaDaniel Majling

The Ball

Drama

Based on short stories by Božena Slančíková – Timrava

The new SND building, Drama hall
7. 11. 2014

The most intelligent of women is attracted to the greatest of crooks. She knows that it is a self-consuming passion, yet ... A happily married woman is suddenly sickened by life. She knows there is no objective reason to feel so, yet ... Over time all wounds from a marriage entered into out of compromise have healed, yet ... . In real time entertainment the stories of all three “yet-s” develop in front of our eyes as dramatisation of our lives. Timrava is a phenomenon. Whereas other writers of her era failed to overcome the limitations of light-hearted feuilletons, Timrava offers in incisive view into the complex human interior. Her diverse world mixes the grotesque with the quaint; deepest despair develops against the backdrop of a peaceful idyll; beastliness suddenly takes hold of those who were most spiritual, and those most beastly are suddenly lit by a ray of humanity.

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

Production Team

Cast

Milan, parish priest Alexander Bárta
Milina, his sister Táňa Pauhofová
Samo Ján Koleník (as a guest)
Michal, his brother Ľuboš Kostelný
Anna, his wife Diana Mórová
Zhovkin Jozef Vajda
Kata, his wife Zdena Studenková Táňa Radeva (as a guest)
Vazhetsky Daniel Fischer
Adam Branislav Matuščin (as a guest)
German woman Jana Oľhová
Julia Monika Horváthová (as a guest) Natália Germáni (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Paula Barbora Palčíková (as a guest)
Kamila Anna Jakab-Rakovská (as a guest)
Vilo Tomáš Stopa (as a guest) Richard Autner
Hermina Michaela Trokanová (Conservatory Student) Lenka Fecková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Background - Waitresses Karin Adzimová (as a guest) Viktória Petrášová (as a guest) Viktória Valúchová (as a guest)
Background - Waiters Martin Varínsky (as a guest) Martin Kochan (as a guest) Damián Šimko