This year’s Prague Crossroads international theatre festival, dedicated to Václav Havel’s political and literary legacy, will again feature remarkable performances by foreign artists. Just like last year, the extraordinary event, with its programme encompassing progressive drama and other crossover projects, will include debates with creators, lectures and discussions. The festival will take place in all parts of the New Stage building.
Prague Crossroads will open with the production Gavrilo Princip, to be performed by the Dutch company De Warme Winkel. Applying the method of the popular live cinema, in the year marking the centenary of the end of World War I it views one of the most mapped fates of the 20th century with humour, irony and a certain degree of the tragic.
Within this year’s festival edition, Prague will host international theatre stars the local audience has not previously seen. Tiago Rodrigues will arrive with the production If a Window Would Open, Féderico León with Las ideas, while the choreographer Simon Mayer will present the piece Sons of Sissy. We will welcome other renowned creators too. The festival will also include a screening of the film My Country; a Work in Progress, based on the eponymous production of the National Theatre in London, treating the thorny subject of Brexit.
The Prague Crossroads festival will conclude with the New Riga Theatre production Brodsky/Baryshnikov, starring the celebrated ballet artist Mikhail Baryshnikov.