Secondhand Women (CZ)
Monday Aug 23 / 19:30, Palác U Stýblů
Sunday May 19 / 20:00, Palác U Stýblů
/ II. premiere
Warning: Culture can seriously harm you and others around you!
International theatre ensemble Secondhand Women presents an authentic survival project about hard-boiled women nearing the peak of their mid-life crisis in a performance full of personal testimony and science fiction.
Secondhand Women have been left alone in the world. The question as to where the others are and whether there is anyone else left besides Steffi, Daniela, Helena, Petra and Halka remains unanswered.
The play focuses exclusively on every minute here in the presence of these five women. Did we survive everyone else?
Is anyone injured? Which of us will start crying and which will start a fire in order to make some coffee in an improvised container? How to face the reality of time, gravitation and menopause? Will we degenerate or will we attempt something new? And if we run out of food, whom will we eat first? Ten years older, Secondhand Woman presents a harsh, provocative, uncompromising and open confrontation with the subjects facing their generation.
Secondhand Women is an international, democratic theatre ensemble founded in 2003 by five independent female performers. Now aged 40-50, Petra Moře Lustigová, Daniela Voráčková, Halka Třešňáková, Stefania Thors and Helene Kvint are addicted to humour and possess an unsurpassable desire to get to the bottom of things. They have survived privation and luxury, broken nails and high voltage. They hail from three countries – the Czech Republic, Iceland and Denmark.
Directorial collaboration: Rebekka Ingimundardottir
Artistic collaboration: Jana Preková
Music: Lada Plachá
Photography: Radana Čechová
Produced by: SPREAD