This uniquely Prague version of Fringe Festival is built on the model of the Edinburgh art event that counts amongst the biggest theatrical extravaganzas of its kind in the world. According to the organisers, this year the Prague festival aims to introduce English spoken theatre production to the Czech audience and put it in contrast with the Czech theatre traditions. Therefore the international festival will feature artists from across world, such as Canada, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Israel or Estonia.
Visit Czech Broadway
“Since 2001 Prague Fringe regularly brings an eclectic mixture of theatre, music and dance right in the middle of the historical heart of the Czech capital. This year´s edition will turn Malá Strana into the Czech Broadway and will offer you more than 240 performances,” said the spokesman of the festival, Petr Vodseďálek. The programme offers many attractions. Amongst its biggest stars undoubtedly counts Canadian stand-up comedian Daniel-Ryan Spaulding with the performance How Dare You! Another great attraction is the premiere of the pop-culture show Nuclear Love Affair by the provocative New York band Built for Collapse. The Czech Republic will be represented by the ensemble Spitfire Company with its highly acclaimed performance the Voice of Anna Frank that describes sufferings and joys of the thirteen year old girl who was forced to spend her days in hiding.
A kiss from a different Muse
Apart from the theatre performances, the programme also features concerts and recitations. Lovers of folk music and romance can look forward to the gig by Canadian singer and composer Steve Lewin. American musician Amy Abler will showcase her unique piano bravura in jazz, rock and classic music, and British actor Gerard Logan from Olivier-Royal Shakespeare Company will perform that spellbindingly brutal Shakespeare poem The Rape of Lucrece.
For more information, visit www.fringe.cz.