Comedies

DOWN IN THE DUMPS

crazy corruption comedy featuring singing and ballet
   8 men, 6 women (may employ more actors and actresses)

 

THE TAP-DANCING CENTIPEDE, or the V+W+J REVUE

5 men, 3 women (may employ more actors and actresses)

 

KATE, COULD YOU PLEASE CLIMB DOWN FROM THAT PEAR TREE?! 
    or How Tap-Dancing Came To Be

9 men, 6 women (may employ more actors and actresses)

 

VLASTA kicked VLASTA or The Maidens´War in Bohemia

4 men, 5 women or 5 men, 4 women

 

OLD BOHEMIAN LEGENDS  (inspired by Alois Jirásek)

4 men, 3 women (May employ a larger number of actors.)

 

Vlastimil Peška, lyrics: Jaroslaw Wykrent
    THE MOST EXCELLENT HISTORY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
    or A CABARET DUSTY WITH AGE, THOUGH HIGHLY RELEVANT

10 men performing 16 male roles + 5 women

 

COMEDY ABOUT THE BIRTH OF THE BABY JESUS OF VIZOVICE (Wallachian dialect)

5 men, 3 women and the organist (may employ even more actors)

 

RAPID ARROWS or Where Have All the Gentlemen Gone?

8 men, 5 women + puppets (optional); may employ more actors and actresses

 

IT ALL COMES TO CRAP - WITH BEES IT ALL COMES TO HONEY or The Carnival Court
   ((N.B. – in Ořechov dialect – may be rewritten into common Czech)

may employ various numbers of actors – e.g. 8 men, 8 women

 

Vlastimil Peška, Prosper Mérimée, Jaroslav Wykrent 
    CARMEN or THE FATEFUL GAME OF LOVE

5 men, 6 women

 

THE HUSOVICE NATIVITY  (in Brno dialect)

4 men, 3 women (may also employ a greater number of actors)

 

JEPPE AND THE LORD IN SHORTS
    A Bitter Comedy

7 men, 7 women (may be played with a smaller number of actors)

 

ONCE UPON A TIME or How General Torstenson Was Left Empty-Handed 
    
historical comedy in 9 scenes

29 male characters, 9 female, extras (variable composition, e.g. 9+9)

 

Vlastimil Peška, Jaroslav Wykrent 
    LOONYSTORY (loony as in crazy)

7 men + 6 women (may employ a greater number of actors)

 

MORAVIAN SLOVAKIA GOES TO COURT or The Shrovetide of Things Human 
   (Slovak-like Moravian dialect) A comedy based on themes from the tales of Zdeňek Galuška

6 men, 3 women (all characters also play other, anonymous roles) – more actors and actresses may be used

 

J.K.Tyl, Vlastimil Peška
   A JOURNEY TO AMERICA BY SHIP AND DOWN AN ARTESIAN WELL or THE ROASTED PIGEONS

12 men and 7 women (May also employ a greater number of actors.)