28 DAYS / Wariot Ideal

He survived life and still lives
performance length: 60 min
no language barrier

In this darkly atmospheric solo performance, Beckett drama meets Defoe's Robinson Crusoe meets Jack London's Star Rover. A glimpse into an obscure urban castaway's intimate universe: despite basic animal needs he survives, in the wasteland of his room, a universe enclosed by four walls. He has survived life, yet keeps on living - with no Fridays and no weekends. A performance free of unnecessary guideposts on how to understand things.

"Life is spirit, and spirit cannot die. Only the flesh dies and passes, ever acrawl with the chemic ferment that informs it, ever plastic, ever crystallizing, only to melt into the flux and to crystallize into fresh and diverse forms that are ephemeral and that melt back into the flux.
Spirit alone endures and continues to build upon itself through successive and endless incarnations as it works upward toward the light."


Jack London (The Star Rover)


Created by: Wariot Ideal
Performing:Jan Dörner, or Jan Kalivoda, or Vojtěch Švejda
Production: Milena Dörnerová the best
With support from: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, City of Prague, State Culture Fund, Prague 7 City District, Motus, producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre, Four Days

Wariot Ideal
The ensemble, whose home stage is the Alfred ve Dvoře theater in Prague, has been an important presence on the Czech alternative scene since 2009, during which time it has produced 13 unique, mostly comic pieces. The group’s works are aimed at both children and adults, and it is a regular participant at leading festivals at home and abroad. The ensemble’s stable membership is headed by actor and mime Vojtěch Švejda, who has worked with the National Theatre, been nominated for an Alfréd Radok Award (2009), and received a “Czech Theatre DNA” Award (2012) for helping to popularize Czech theater abroad. Wariot Ideal also consists of audio artist and composer Jan Kalivoda, who has written the music for many stage productions; lighting designer, scenographer and amateur filmmaker Jan Dörner; and producer Milena Dörnerová. The group’s focus is on original works, including improvisation, movement theater, pantomime, physical theater, and feature-length drama performances.