Posts filed under 'Comedy'

Auditions for Zastrozzi

We will be having auditions for Zastrozzi, a play by the Canadian playwright George F. Walker in early January 2013.

 

The play, set in the late 1800s, has all kinds of swordplay, revenge, sex, witty dialogue and banter. It is really fun and should be a blast to be a part of! Peter Hosking is directing.

We will have more details about the production shortly, but if you’re interested, please prepare a 1 minute monologue (can be contemporary or classical) and contact brian@pragueplayhouse.com to be placed on the mailing list for specific times and audition location.

December 26th, 2012

Shoot Your Mouth Returns!

The well-known open-mic talent night and charity event SHOOT YOUR MOUTH is now being produced by experimental theatre company AKANDA in cooperation with the IRON CURTAIN Propaganda pub. Shoot Your Mouth was originally founded in 2009 by Nina Bressler who, until recently, organized the event on a monthly basis at the Iron Curtain. When Bressler realized that due to other professional obligations she no longer had time to devote to the event, she approached Mélanie Rada and Jeff Fritz, Akanda’s co-producers, and asked them to take over Shoot Your Mouth. They agreed it was an excellent idea, and the first all-new Shoot Your Mouth will happen next month on the stage of Iron Curtain with a portion of the proceeds going to support the charity My.Water.Org.

In the last months of 2012, Shoot Your Mouth will appear twice:

Sunday 6 November and Sunday 4 December,
adm.50 kc

Both shows will begin precisely at 19:30 at Iron Curtain – Propaganda pub
Michalská 12, Praha 1

For more information please visit our website

http://www.shootyourmouth.com

November 3rd, 2011

Prague Fringe Festival 2011

Hi everybody!

At long last a word from me, Boris Wilke, alumni of Brian Caspe’s Prague Playhouse Acting Studio.

I’d like to invite you all to go see plays at the Prague Fringe this year, which will start this coming Friday, May 27th. For nine days more than 40 plays will be performed in nine venues. The style will vary wildly. But all will be a fresh alternative to traditional theater. The price of 150 Crowns for each play should also be enticing.

I will be in a play, too. It’s called “Hotel Red Cello“. It’s a collage of monologues full of desire, clashes between these soliloquizing loners that really long to be with someone and video-projections that combine all the elements into a juicy whole.

If you want to know a little more, read on!

Hotel Red Cello

We will perform in the Trick-Bar on the second floor of the Malostranské beseda (Malostranské náměstí 21 
Malá Strana, Praha 1; Nearest Metro – Malostranská and Anděl; Trams – 12,20,22 to Malostranská naměstí).

Our days will be the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June from 17.30 to 18.30 hours (, i.e. the last three days of the Fringe from Thursday onwards).

This is a link to “Hotel Red Cello” on the official website. Click here! And click here for our presence on facebook!

Genre: Music, comedy, video/Text based but visual/adult material

Welcome to “Hotel Red Cello” with its unique panache of eccentric hotel residents; their confessions, accompanied by some delicious live music. The hotel with the sonorous name conceals a collection of ‘PLEASE DON’T DISTURB!’-rooms overridden with self-spreading rumors and weird story-yarn spun by even more peculiar hotel-employees… Let yourselves be led into a cesspool of desire!

If you think that this might something for you, feel free to reserve tickets through the Fringe-website!

For more information, also on how to reserve tickets directly via “Ticket Stream” or through Markus Nieden, the play’s director, please study the poster further up in this blog-entry!

PS: Last, but not least, here you can go to a website that features Nicola Pavone’s video-art on “Hotel Red Cello”.

May 25th, 2011

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown Opens Next Week!!

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown plays May 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 19:00 and there are matinees (perfect for kids) on the 14th and 21st at 14:00.

If you haven’t already booked your tickets to “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, you shouldn’t wait! Tickets are 250 Kc for general admission, 200 Kc for students and seniors and 150 Kc for children 10 and under.

We are so excited to bring this production to Prague for the first time! The musical is full of fun and energy and more fun! It is sure to sell out, so please don’t wait to book your tickets!

Visit the Charlie Brown website for full information!

May 4th, 2011

Upcoming performances

There are several interesting events coming up in the English-language theater world.

The Prague Fringe is offering two comedy nights this season. Both are likely to sell out quickly, so don’t hesitate to book tickets! November 17th: Stephen Frost Impro All-Stars at Divadlo na Pradle. December 15th, David O’Doherty at Divadlo na Pradle. More info and tickets at: http://www.praguefringe.com/2009/comedynights.php.

AKANDA is showing SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL at Divadlo Barfly, U Milosrdných 4, Prague 1. November 27, 28 and December 3 and 4 at 19:30. It’s a black comedy by award-winning playwright Eric Bogosian. Biting social commentary guaranteed to make you laugh at the most inappropriate things and question your own mental health. Over-the-top characters become caricatures of people we have all have met in our lives and hope we will never see again.

Students from NYU are performing two short plays by Vaclav Havel at Divadlo na Zabradli, Anenske namesti 5. December 5 and 6 at 2pm. The students are acting, directing and producing the plays, Audience and Unveiling, themselves. It should be well worth a look. Tickets are 120 Kc and available by emailing nyupraguetheatre@gmail.com.

November 12th, 2009

Comedy Open-mic this Sunday!

Nina Bressler is starting an open-mic night with a comedic twist called Shoot Your Mouth.  The first one is this coming up this Sunday!

A press release for the event can be found here:
http://prague.tv/events/info/shoot-your-mouth-sep-2009

And for more detailed info you can check the website:
www.shootyourmouth.com

They are still looking to fill in a few spots for this coming Sunday.  Matthew Blood-Smyth is doing something (though no one knows what!).  If you have some comedic material – jokes, a story, a sketch, etc. and might be interested in getting up on stage this Sunday you should register through the links above, or contact Nina directly at: info@shootyourmouth.com

September 9th, 2009

Prague Winter Fringe: Comedy Nights

The Stephen Frost’s Impro Allstars kick off the season, returning to Prague for a third visit with more of their improvised madness, followed quickly on the heels by charismatic comic Stephen K Amos. A newcomer to Prague but comedy god on the circuit, Stephen is a regular at the Fringe in Edinburgh and performs at all of the world’s major comedy festivals. The Winter Fringe is kick started by Scottish singer songwriter Andi Neate returning to Prague for a sixth time. Prague resident Peter Hosking plays Monk O’Neil one more time in his acclaimed production of A Stretch of the Imagination, a raucous Australian comedy, which premiered in Europe here in May and was the eye catching cover image of the Fringe. The Irish Maverick Press make a welcome third return after sell out successes for the last two Fringes with their Voice and the Verse – songs poems and stories with a splash of charm and miles of smiles. The season is rounded up traditionally by the Fringe’s favorite comedy duo Topping and Butch back in Prague for the eighth time. The boys have been seen on Czech TV all autumn on Q with their weekly slot ‘Phrase a Gay’. New fun and frolics abound in this years Christmas Party show!

Season tickets are on sale now for both the Comedy Nights and Winter Fringe. Student and OAP discounts are also available. Tickets from www.ticketstream.cz and Divadlo Na Prádle box office www.napradle.cz.

Full details www.fringe.cz.

The Stephen Frost Impro Allstars – Wed 12.11 – 20.30 – Divadlo Na Prádle
Stephen K Amos – Find the Funny – Tue 18.11 – 20.30 – Divadlo Na Prádle
Andi Neate – Fri 21.11 – 20.30 Divadlo Inspirace
A Stretch of the Imagaination – Fri 26.11 – 20.30 – Divadlo Inspirace
The Voice and the Verse – Thu 11.12 – 20.30 – 20.30 – Divadlo Inspirace
Topping and Butch’s Christmas Party Tue 16.12 – 20.30 – Divadlo Na Prádle

November 6th, 2008