The Wedding – A bitterly comic look at human relationships in general, and family relationships in particular. The latter are metaphorically represented by furniture that falls apart and glue that does not stick. The nine actors do not leave the stage throughout the performance, and the unleashed emotions of the wedding “celebration” are like a ride on a rollercoaster. Brecht’s early one-act play has a rich tradition of being performed in Czech theatre, among the best-known productions being that by Divadlo na provázku directed by Peter Scherhaufer (1978).
“What makes Petrželková’s Wedding exceptional is firstly the fact that in spite of its sharp stylisation, the production does not resemble a machine. The actors stick precisely to the style chosen (Jiří Hejcman’s dandy with an Elvis quiff is particularly enchanting) and build up the scenes brilliantly. They deal breezily with the strict rhythmisation and masterfully with the repetition of motifs (such as Tomáš Šulaj’s discreet ongoing gag with the guitar – he keeps trying to remember the chords of the only song he can play, the wedding classic When a
Wonderful Woman…). They have no need to promote themselves at the expense of team playing, but at the same time, within their stylisation they act unbelievably freely. One of the production’s leading points is thus its playfulness. "
—Jitka Šotkovská, Divadelní noviny
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