A then Mirna came

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When twenty-year-old rebels reach their thirties and give birth to a new generation. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER – how archetypal! – Like Gilmore girls tripping.

Why should I become a mother if I hate my own mother? Do I have to have an equipped kitchen? Do I have to bury the placenta under an oak tree? And how do I actually know this disgusting word? If that embryo is to become a child, how will I explain to him: the environment, the civil wars, the dollar exchange rate, cyborgs, and ISIS extremists… Come on, say goodbye to all the positive qualities, such as humor and aggression. Say goodbye and join the ranks of caring, warm, gentle, forgiving, constantly offended women. So crochet, you poor thing!

When twenty-year-old rebels reach their thirties. Everything they fought for, civic engagement, the non-normative position of women in society, alternative gender and family patterns, somehow suddenly makes no sense. Especially , when this thing with a pink backpack on their back, calls them “mother”, and is able to define itself with such familiar vigor towards the previous generation.

This play by German-Swiss author Sibylle Berg is a loose continuation of her previous successful play ‘And Now: The World!’, which was voted Play of the Year by the prestigious German theater magazine Theater heute. The original production of ‘And then came Mirna’ by Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater was awarded the audience prize at the prestigious festival Mülheimer Theatertage 2016. It is staged at theatre LETÍ by the young director Adam Svozil, whose production ‘The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas’ won the Mark Ravenhill Award for 2015 and has collaborated with theatre LETÍ several times on the 8@8 stage sketch project. He made the translation of Helena Eliášová’s play as part of the Goethe-Institut’s long-term support for translations of contemporary German drama into Czech.

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