An optimistic epic about success loosely based on real events.
Mr. B. is a successful individual who knows that everyone is responsible for their own happiness and responsible for themselves. Life is a competition. Competition is the pillar of society and well-being. Mr. B. can even apply his neoliberal mantra even to his new life. On the street. Under a bridge. He’s like a lion. The king of the jungle. He falls to the very bottom, but he works his way up. He will help himself. A strong individual. Individuality. That's success. Isn't it?
Subtitled "An Optimistic Epic about Success Loosely Based on Real Events", Roman Sikora’s play indirectly relates to Confessions of a Masochist. Seemingly naive humour is mixed with sharp criticism of the prevailing social ideology and makes ideal material for Lachende Bestien. Like Lions or The Fall and Rise of Mr. B. is the second collaboration between Sikora and Lachende Bestien, after Chateau on the Loire.
About the company
Founded in 2011, theatre company Lachende Bestien focuses on provocative, socio-critical and political theatre, including topics that are “in the air.” Employing a contemporary Brechtian approach of irony and detachment, the company presents both original productions and interpretations of plays by other playwrights. Lachende Bestien is currently in residence at X10 Theatre in Prague and is led by artistic director Michal Hába.