The Burial


Roman Sikora

Identity 11

“The requiem mass in St. Vitus cathedral in Prague will culminate the national mourning for the memory of the President Václav Klause today at noon. Important guests from the whole world arrive in Prague for the lass goodbye. The Czech TV begins a special broadcast. Welcome to Channel 1 and the 24 News channel.”

The eleventh sequel to the dramaturgical line “Identity” deals with the level of Václav Klaus’s political and social influence on the character of the Czech society.

The Burial is a live TV broadcast of the state funeral of Václav Klaus.

“Three hundred and eighty luxury off-road cars with posh license plates from all around the country have joined the mourning procession in front of Charles’s Bridge by the Křížovnická street. The procession is lead by the racing truck of the singer Daniel Landa.”

Cast: Marie Vančurová, Miroslav Černý, Václav Hanzl, Lubomír Stárek

Director: Jiří Honzírek
Dramaturgy: Katarína K. Koišová
Stage Design and Costumes: Alžběta Hanzlová
Music: Jiří Starý
Sound and Lights: Václav Kuropata
Production: Kateřina Eichlerová
PR: Šárka Syslová

Roman Sikora (1970)
A theatre critic and dramatist. He studied theatre direction at JAMU in Brno. In 2005-2009 he worked as a writer of the art section in the Literární noviny, and in the Deník referendum in 2010 and 2011. He currently works as a reviewer for Czech Radio 3 Vltava and the Lidové noviny. He has authored more than twenty plays. For his play The Wiping of Antigona he won the second place for the best Czech original play by young authors Alfréd Radok Prize in 1998. Now, Švandovo Theatre in Prague gives his Masochist’s Testimony and Polárka Theatre in Brno gives his satirical musical Confusion like no Other.