A week before the premiere during the busiest rehearsal period, a strange investigator (Henrik Kalmet) pays a visit to the theatre director (Priit Võigemast) to talk about a peculiar case called „The Theatre File“. A tense and absurd interrogation begins where it quickly becomes unclear what is being investigated and who is accusing whom and of what. What is real and what is imaginary?
It is a seemingly simple story about the relationship and contradictions between power and the mind where you can cover new layers when you look closely.
It is also a slightly Kafkaesque look at the bureaucratic machine and how it comically collides with the bohemian and magical world of theatre. Are these worlds and the two people who meet so unexpectedly really as different as they seem? And to add tension, mind-altering substances are added to the mix.
„Audience“, or to be more precise „Vaclav Havel’s Audience“, is a new play by the contemporary Kosovo playwright Jeton Neziraj which has been heavily inspired by Vaclav Havel’s play „Audience“ from 1975.
Author: Jeton Neziraj
Directir: Madis Kalmet
Art director: Jaanus Laagriküll
Lighting designer: Priidu Adlas
Sound designer: Peeter Konovalov
Cast: Priit Võigemast ja Henrik Kalmet
The premiere was held on 07.05.2022 in Kumu Art Museum
The performance consists of one act without an intermission and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes.