Jan Klata, one of the most distinctive contemporary European directors and a recent recipient of the European Theatre Prize (the most prestigious distinction in European theatre), directs one of the most provocative and essential works of European culture, Faust.
Each of us has a concept of evil. Some try to face it, while others cynically use it to their advantage. Some are fascinated by it, and some follow it unknowingly. But what does the concept of good look like today? What does Faust’s story of a confident search for humanity and the effort to discover the core of life and the laws of nature convey to the contemporary world? Does hope still exist?
Premiere: 2nd March 2019
About the company
Pod Palmovkou Theatre’s repertoire is designed to appeal to a wide range of theatre-goers across generations and deals with subjects that are – or should be – social, cultural or artistic talking points. The theatre’s excellence was recognised in several categories at last years’ prestigious theatre awards. In March 2019’s Czech Theatre Critics Awards, Pod Palmovka Theatre was named Theatre of the Year 2018 (the jury's main prize) and Jan Klata’s production of Measure for Measure was awarded Theatre Production of the Year 2018.