A. V. Frič, D. Jařab
directed by David Jařab
Two worlds on one planet
Prague in 1908, and the territory of the Chamacoco Indian tribe in the Paraguayan rainforest. Traveller and cactus hunter Frič, and the South American Indian Cherwuish. There are no worlds further apart. There’s only one freedom though. And the struggle for it can be just as highly charged whether the opponent is wild and often cruel nature, or a rigid and hypocritical society without any imagination.
The adventures of this picaresque duo as a source of Hašek’s playful humour, as well as a message about the need to recognise otherness. To get to know it, but without changing it irreversibly. Still, when travelling to another world, there’s always the risk that a completely different person will return home. And where, actually, do the boundaries of our ‘home’ lie?
An exploration of the roots of our ideas about our own level of development.
David Jařab (1971) made a significant mark on the map of Czech theatre as one of the defining personalities of the award-winning the Komedie Theatre. His surreal and captivatingly grotesque productions are frequently based on his own texts and adaptations, and grow out of his own scenography. This versatile and distinctive artist is also known for his film scripts and directing. He also teaches at FAMU in Prague.