Prague Fringe: Backward Glance
Every year multi story set themselves the challenge of creating a new play that explores the world as they experience it. An obsession with celebrity, uncertainties about the future and the subjectivity of memory were the starting points for Backward Glance.
A celebrated writer has died. Her husband provides conflicting versions of the circumstances and can't account for where he disappeared to immediately after her death. A journalist smells a scandal; an investigator is determined to prove foul play. A mourning mother looks for somewhere to lay the blame. Meanwhile the husband is on a mission in quite another dimension.
Differing visions of past, present and future fuel a conflict with deadly consequences...
Woven from words, images and a powerfully physical performance-style, Backward Glance joins the repertoire of a company with impeccable Fringe credentials. For five years Gill Nathanson and Bill Buffery of multi story were mainstays of the North American Fringe circuit. They made their Prague debut last year with their widely admired production of Cassandra. They have also established their own Fringe TheatreFest in Barnstaple, UK. Throughout the year their work keeps them on a constant tour of the UK along with recent trips to South America, Canada, Norway and Portugal.
Why so addicted to Fringe? Because this is a forum in which theatre-makers and audiences alike celebrate small-scale work that bursts with ambition. And the creative energy unleashed is hugely nourishing. And what better place to enjoy some of this energy than in Prague – an international meeting place, a supremely well-organized Festival, atmospheric venues and beautiful surroundings steeped in history.
Backward Glance plays at the Divadlo Inspirace from Friday May 22nd to Saturday May 30th.
“The performances of Gill Nathanson and Bill Buffery are theatre art at its very best.” Robert Enright, CBC
click the link below for high-resolution photos and contact information for Multi Story Theater:
Video on YouTube
Opera Review: Krakatit by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Karel Čapek's novel predicting the nuclear arms race is also an opera
A Playdate With Marvelous Toys by Annie Friesen - Anglo American University (Foto: magnetický stůl - Ondrej Smeykal)
PLAY is open until June 30th @ Galerie Malostranská Beseda
National Gallery to be open over Easter by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: prague.eu)
All of the gallery buildings will be open Good Friday through Easter Monday
Cimrman set to conquer America by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The English version of a Jára Cimrman will be presented in the US for the first time
Through the Labyrinth of Normalization at Robert Guttmann Gallery by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The Jewish community was branded as an enemy of the state after the 1968 invasion
Architecture of the VII Day at Dox Centre by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Igor Snopek - DOX)
Church construction in Poland was a form of protest against the government
No Man looks at Stalin's sculpture by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A modern music drama takes on the sculpture and its absence
In the Realm of Humans: Jaroslav Kučera’s Silent Dialogues by Markéta Hrehorová - Anglo American University (Foto: Roman Kelbich)
Exhibition running till 2. 4. 2017 @ Leica Gallery Prague
Eno's The Ship at Veletržní palác by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The installation is meant to be an ambient three-dimensional song
David Ives' All In The Timing at Kolowrat by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Seven short plays capture the feel of New York in the 1980s
English and RUssian language driving school in Prague
Feel the rhythm and party to the biggest hits of the 80’s!
Get discounts on speed dating and meet other singles...
Your cheapest calls home!
First diamonds museum in Prague
Trabant Museum @ STK Motol
Armádní muzeum Žižkov
Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády