Cabinet of Miracles or Orbis Pictus

The World in Pictures Not Only According to Comenius
13. 6. 2020
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13. 6. 2020
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Set design: 
Hza Bažant

The production, which is inspired by the world-famous textbook by Jan Amos Comenius, Orbis pictus, is actually a kind of "theatrical introduction" to the function of the planet Earth. It was prepared by a creative team of the main director of the Naive Theatre, Michaela Homolová (in the Naive Theatre, for example, About a Lamb that Fell from the Sky). The subtitle of the production could easily be "A Globe in a Nutshell", or more precisely - in a cabinet: following the example of ancient cabinets of curiosities actors pull more or less well-known artefacts from individual shelves of the mysterious cabinet. Through these theatrical miracles and magic, children audience will gradually see the greatest miracles in the life around us. For some it is nature, for others man himself, many remain amazed by the discoveries and inventions that man is responsible for during his existence. The greatest miracle, however, is the planet Earth as a whole and its function in space.



Scenographer Hza Bažant received Czech Theatre Critics´ Award for Scenography of the year 2020



Festival Award Filip Homola (Music and Sound design)

Festival Award Hza Bažant (Scenography)


Technical conditions:

Stage: width: 6 m, depth: 7 m, height 4 m.  Bars for light equipment above the stage!

Fire on stage. Input power: 380/220 V, protection 16/32 A


Photos: Radek Petrášek


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