Waiting Room derniere in NoD

8. 12. 2014 - Start 20:00

Waiting Room – The cult performance by Farm in the Cave for the last time in NoD

On the 8th December the theatre NoD in the centre of Prague presents the extraordinary and riveting theatre piece by one of the most recognized Czech theatre groups – Farm in the Cave with their cult performance Waiting Room. Waiting Room was developed as site-specific performance for the industrial venue of theatre NoD in 2006 and now, after 8 years of success all over the world, it returns to its home scene for the last time.

Waiting Room was awarded by the Czech magazine Respekt as one of the strongest dance performances and in 2011, the Farm in the Cave members were awarded by the prestigeous European Award of the New Theatre Reality. This performance interconnects the past of Central Europe with its present while using the intriguing tones and melodies of Slovak tango. Waiting Room is a very complex piece that also touches topics of European integration and the simultaneous nationalistic tendencies.

The story in Waiting Room is set to a train station in East Slovakia, in Žilina – Záriečie, a place from where the Slovak Jews were deported to concentration camps in neighboring countries during WW2. The waiting room is a place for encounters of the dead and the alive. The banal relationship triangle that is exposed in the play is a space for cumulated violence that arises from the unhealed historical trauma. The audience thus becomes a witness of the turmoil in Central European contemporary history. Special appearance will be given by Swedish dancer and choreographer Charlotta Öfverholm.


Directed by: Viliam Dočolomanský

Directors' Assistant: Marek Godovič

Music (using various motifs): Dan Kyzling, Viliam Dočolomanský

Musical direction and dramaturgy: Viliam Dočolomanský

Movement assistance: Ioana Mona Popovici

Dramaturgy: Jana Pilátová 

Set and costume design: Markéta Sládečková

Light design: Pavel Kotlík

Production: Farma v jeskyni

Performed by: Charlotta Öfverholm, Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková, Róbert Nižník, Patricie Poráková, Roman Horák, Anna Kršiaková, David Jánský, Lukáš Kuta, Petr Janek

Tickets buy here.

Farm in the Cave

An international theatre studio focused on the creation, development and research of human expression. It is defined by the relations between I-you, body-voice, culture-nature, public-intimacy, research-creation. It looks for a bodily articulation of that which cannot be expressed by word, by any other medium.

Inspiration is drawn from the irregular terrain of music, from the torsos of cultural manifestations, from the human touch, from the architecture of space and a personal statement. The ensemble speaks about those realities which its members consider personally and socially appealing. The studio works under the leadership of its founder – director Viliam Docolomanský. 
An integral part of Farm in the Cave's work is not only creation of performances, but also educational activities, basic research of actors' art and selected cultural minorities.

The studio started to form itself in 2001, during the preparation of Lorca project in Prague. The title Farm in the Cave is the literal translation of the Arabic work daimuz, which was the name of Lorca's family farm.

Related articles

  • 'Movie Barf Monday' - a weekly English friendly film night by Ryan Keating

    Movie Barf and Edison Filmhub are thrilled to present 'Movie Barf Monday' - a weekly English friendly film night dedicated to screening a diverse variety of award-winning contemporary and classic films in the new Edison Filmhub cinema and bar located in Prague's old town.

  • The Prague Orgy - a new Czech film in English in Czech cinemas by Michal Kráčmer


  • Festival 4+4 Days in Motion by Eliška Míkovcová (4+4 Festival)

    Festival 4+4 Days in Motion to start in Desfours Palace, this year’s slogan is Nobody Has Anything

  • Lunchmeat Festival 2019—Dark Stars on the Horizon by Tony Ozuna - (Photo Lunchmeat Festival)

    Lunchmeat Festival returns to Prague at the end of September as the leading arena for cutting-edge electronic music and with more audio-visual punch than ever before. Their new motto is a challenge to the mainstream: “obsessed with audio-visual mindf**cks— & those who question the status quo.”

  • The Best European Locations For Hen & Stag Do's by Lucy Stevens

    Alpha Travel Insurance have ranked Europe's top Stag and Hen do destinations and indexed them based on factors including the cost of flights and hotel, the cost of a pint and the number of bars and activities available to find out which city comes out on top.

  • Circus and Theatre Festival Letní Letná Kicks off Next Week by Paul Lysek

    The "Leave the Crowd Speachless" Summer Circus Festival is back for its 16th Season at Letna.

  • Events for the week of August 19 - 23 by Narmin Ismiyeva

    We've highlighted five events for this week including The Great Beauty, Latino Anděl and Festival of Illustration.

  • Events for the weekend 17 - 18 August by Narmin Ismiyeva

    Are you making plans for the weekend? We've highlighted six events including the 1981 Secondhand Festival, beer tasting in the Botanical Garden, Etnopicnic and a lesson of Argentine tango atop Lucerna. 

  • Events for the weekend 3 - 4 August by Narmin Ismiyeva

    Are you making plans for the weekend? We've selected six events including the Czech version of the famous South Asian festival of love and colors that will take place on Střelecký Island on Saturday.

  • Events for the week 29 July - 2 August by Narmin Ismiyeva

    Are you in Prague this week looking for things to do? We have one event for each day, including yoga in Stromovka and screening of Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel in Karlín.

Facebook comments

Ristorante Casa de Carli

Authentic Italian cuisine in Prague

KUKBURG - Farm to table

Our meat and products straight to your table

Norbert’s donuts

Superb Donuts in the heart of Prague

Pražské Benátky

Enjoy Prague from a different view

Charles Bridge Museum

Discover the history of Prague’s famous Charles Bridge

Trabant Museum Prague

Trabant Museum @ STK Motol

Army Museum Žižkov

Armádní muzeum Žižkov

National Memorial to the...

Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády


Prague’s # 1 source for Czech news in English…


Expat and Czech Business Professional Network


German Language Info Service