Infant Jesus of Prague (orig. Pražské jezulátko), one of the most famous miraculous images of Jesus. It is located in the Church of Mary of Victory (orig. Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné) in the Carmelite Monastery in Prague. Image: Zuzana Uhde

Translated from Czech to German by Barbora Schnelle

Thursday, 8 December 2022, Czech Centre Berlin, 19:30 Uhr

Just before Christmas, we invite you to a special staged reading in the Tschechische Zentrum Berlin as part of Ein Stück: Tschechien, the Christmas Edition. In Prager Jesulein (Infant Jesus of Prague), Czech dramatist Roman Sikora satirises the Christmas story and relocates it to the Czech Republic in the present day. Joseph and Maria live in a Moravian village. First Joseph loses his job, then he and Maria also lose their apartment. Hoping for a better life, they go to Prague… A staged reading with plenty of Christmas songs that describe a very a different reality to the one in the play.

At the same time, the newly published book, Roman Sikora: Frühstück mit Leviathan. Theaterstücke (Berlin: Neofelis, 2021, ed. by Barbora Schnelle) will be presented. All information about the book can be found in DP’s blog or on the publisher’s site, with extensive press material.

Directed by: Eberhard Köhler
Read by: Thea Rasche, Naemi Schmidt-Lauber, Henning Bochert und Moritz Kienemann
Talkback with: Roman Sikora (dramatist), Barbora Schnelle (moderator) and Christina Frankenberg (interpreter). With book presentation.

Roman Sikora | Foto: David Konečný

Aftercompleting his training as an electrician and mechanic, Roman Sikora worked at the steelworks in his hometown of Třinec, before he studied directing and dramaturgy at the Janáček Academy for Music and the Performaing Arts in Brno. Today he works as a freelance playwright and theatre critic, translates from Polish (e.g. Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk) and teaches playwriting at the faculty of theatre at the Academy of Musical Arts in Prague.

Sikora’s plays have been translated into many languages and performed internationally.

An event by Drama Panorama: Forum für Übersetzung und Theater e. V. in cooperation with the Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin and the Embassy of the Czech Republic Berlin, funded by the German-Czech Future Fund. Supported by Neofelis Verlag Berlin.

Drama Panorama
Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds
Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin
Tschechische Botschaft Berlin
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