May 23rd, 2013 at 10:03am brian
The 2013 Prague Fringe is almost here and, while you should definitely go and check out their program at http://www.praguefringe.com/en/, there are two shows at the fringe this year that I wanted to point out:
False Friends (plays 24.5 – 28.5 from 21:00 – 22:00 at Divadlo Kampa) is a new comedy from the writer of last year’s sell-out show Déjà Vu. A young Australian moves to Prague to be with his girlfriend and is soon harassed by an alcoholic grouch, a hypochondriac divorcee, and a delirious young woman. All three are dead, and the Australian is the man to help them find the light. If only he could understand a word of Czech. Sinister, surreal and side-splitting…
The writer, Stuart Mentha, is someone who has been a part of the Prague Playhouse for a long time. The other people involved, Veronika Bellova, Peter Hosking, Maria Majkusová to name a few, have all worked on Playhouse shows and are good friends of the company. We highly recommend this show!
The Duchess of Malfi (29.5 – 1.6 at 19:30 at A Studio Rubin) from the Prague Shakespeare Company. All the Duchess of Malfi really wants is to make tons of babies with her secret boyfriend. But when her jealous and manipulative family members discover her affair, they set out to ruin her with the help of the vile hunchback Bifidus. It’s a shocking series of murders, double crosses, double murders, triple crosses, madness, spontaneous lycanthropy, and indescribable tortures, culminating in the greatest bloodbath ever performed on stage.
This Prague Shakespeare Company production is filled to the brim with friends of the Prague Playhouse. They are a great group of local actors and the show looks like a sure-fire hit!