Divadlo Drak’s production is inspired by the remarkable life and work of the cinematic pioneer Georges Méliès. It takes us to the enticing setting of magicians, tricks and magic. The magic tricks that Méliés was the first to use in a film medium, in an unbelievably imaginative manner we might add, still have their artistic poetry today. And, above all, thera are many who have followed in his footsteps.
Even death comes up short in Méliès’ world full of boundless imagination, since celluloid, illusion and fantasy are weapons that seem to be able to defeat even the Grim Reaper himself… Or can they? We will find out when the story of the fascinating life of the greatest film magician of all time ends.
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Jiří Havelka is one of the Czech Republic’s most exciting theatre directors, as well as being an actor, playwright and teacher. In addition Havelka scored a huge critical and commercial success with his debut film Owners, a work that he also performed on stage with the acclaimed theatre company Vosto5.