Who plays in the play?
Adam: One of the best czech young actors - Mark Kristián Hochman.
Libor: The performance is a monodrama, which means all the characters are depicted by only one actor, our friend and very talented colleague Mark Kristián Hochman.
Why did Igor Olenevich's book "Going to Magadan" attract your attention?
Adam: For me, Igor Olenevich's diaries are quite similar to the diaries of political prisoners of the Communist regime in the Czech Republic. Even though, it is relatively a long time ago, you can see that the methods in prisons are still the same… For me, it was very interesting and terrifying, that it is still happening TODAY, not so far away from us.
Libor: It was very inspiring to me to read a story about a crucial and very meaningful political struggle – although very painful and costly – that is happening so close to us. I often get frustrated by the feeling that the social and political situation in the Czech republic is getting worse every year and I see very little ways to do something about it. That is, I think, caused mainly by the romanticized image of the Velvet revolution (the almost nonviolent fall of Communist regime in Czechoslovakia). Western democracy practically fell into our hands in 1989 and the majority of Czech society is now unable to accept any radical approaches to social or political change. So seeing Belarusian (and Russian!) anarchists fighting with everything they’ve got is therefore filling me both with worry about the consequences and with hope that a real political struggle for a different world is still meaningful. I am certain that stories like Igors’ are exactly what we need to hear more in the Czech republic.