This year we celebrate not only the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava but also the 100th anniversary of the birth of poet, playwright, translator, journalist and great musician Josef Kainar (1917–1971), whose life intertwined with Ostrava. The play, set at night in an almost empty café representing the already closed down Ostrava café Savoy, takes us back into the times of Kainar’s youth, his studies, first loves and eager music making and poetry writing. Live music on the stage performs new covers of Kainar’s original songs as well as other musicians’ songs for which Kainar wrote the lyrics.
The premiere will take place on 24 November 2017 on the main stage.
The play is financially supported by the City of Ostrava as part of the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of the city.