After the End

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After the End by Dennis Kelly
Presented by Alabaster Cat and Prague Shakespeare Company
Directed by Derek & Debbie DeWitt
Designed by Bill Ware
Performing rights owned by DILIA Agency, Prague

Starring Karel Heřmánek, Jr. & Victoria Hogan

Divadlo Na Prádle
14, 15, 16, 21 and 22 September @ 19:00
In English with Czech surtitles
90 minutes with no intermission

Tickets 350kč General | 200kč Students and Seniors

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When everything’s gone, all you have is each other…

An explosion….a cloud….chaos….Louise wakes to find herself in her co-worker Mark’s fallout shelter. They cannot leave, but can they stand to stay together until it’s safe? This fast-paced, claustrophobic work by award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly examines modern society’s fears while exploring the interpersonal dynamics of being trapped together with a person you thought you knew.

After the End has been called “arresting” and said to have “tremendous claustrophobic force” (The Guardian), “a tense-two hander….Kelly’s taut, expletive-ridden script is…an absorbing and sharply delivered exploration of human behavior, pushed to extremes” (The Independent) and “Terrifying… [with] dark political undertones… a quest for power and status that finds expression in a war-seeking, paranoid racism that is all too recognisable in every western culture” (The Scotsman).

This is “In-yer-face theatre”. Adult content, language and situations – appropriate for 18 years and older only.

DENNIS KELLY’s work for stage includes Debris, Osama the Hero (2006 Meyer-Whitworth Award winner), Love and Money (Olivier Award nominee), Taking Care of Baby (2007 John Whiting Award winner, TMA Best New Play nominee), Orphans (2009 Edinburgh Fringe awards Fringe First and Herald Angel winner), and Matilda the Musical (Best Musical 2011 from the TMA Award, London Theatre Award, Critics’ Circle Theatre Award and Evening Standard, as well as the 2012 Olivier and the 2013 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical). His television work includes the BAFTA-nominated Pulling and the series Utopia for Channel 4. He has also written for film and radio, including the 2004 work The Colony, which won the Radio & Music Award for Best Scripting for Broadcast and the Prix Europa for Best European Radio Drama of the Year.

KAREL HEŘMÁNEK, JR. has appeared in over 20 television programmes and movies (including Gympl s (r)ucením omezeným, Cesty domů, Ordinace v ruzové zahrade 2, Všechny moje lásky, Polda, Zločin v Polné and a guest spot on National Geographic’s Genius) and films (including Anthropoid, The Beauty Inside and the upcoming films Capio and Journey to China: The Mystery of the Iron Mask). He has done extensive work in Prague theatre, working for both Czech- and English-language companies, including Divadlo Bez zábradlí (Yes, Prime Minister and Much Ado About Nothing) and Prague Shakespeare Company (Tweltfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, and The Order of the Blue Chrysanthemum). He splits his time between Prague and New York City.

VICTORIA HOGAN, a Los Angeles native, trained at The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, as well as with The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She’s had done stage work both in America and the Czech Republic, appearing in Los Angeles in Sisters at the Walt Disney Music Hall, Jon Braver’s interactive horror play Delusion and Theatre Asylum’s Pulp Shakespeare. In Prague, where she now lives, she has worked extensively with Blood Love and Rhetoric (including The Great Gatsby), Prague Shakespeare Company (including Man of La Mancha), Alabaster Cat (including M4M and All in the Timing), and other Prague-based English-language theatre companies. She also does commercial, voiceover and television work, including Sky TV’s Britannia, a guest spot on National Geographic’s Genius and a stint on Comedy Central’s Nathan For You.