Grandmothers are usually elegant, well-behaved older ladies. They are known for their neatly kept homes, where there is always freshly baked pie for relatives and other visitors. They are cute older women whose main idea of fun is taking care of children, preferably their grandchildren. But our granny is a completely different animal – she doesn‘t clean, cook, or bake; sometimes she even avoids caring for her grandchildren, though she certainly loves them very much. Instead, she has decided to use her later years to do the things she has always wanted to do but did not. So she writes her unfulfilled dreams on little pieces of paper, collecting them in a small bag that she always keeps with her. Then, when the mood strikes her and she has some free time, she draws one slip of paper from her bag of dreams and sets off to fulfill that dream — no matter what it is. She feels she can do anything! Fly in a balloon? Great! Learn to drive? Why not? Climb Mount Everest? Awesome!! Why not? It’s never too late.
About the company
Theatre in Dlouhá Street is a repertory theatre with a permanent group of actors that was established in 1996 and funded by the City of Prague. The ensemble creates among the best theatre in the Czech Republic. It works with various theatre genres and expressive forms (drama, music plays, dance theatre, physical theatre, puppet theatre). It searches for ways of communicating with audiences of different ages. A variety of genres and styles
for many categories of spectators is one of the characteristic features of this theatre.
Theatre on Dlouhá Street / Divadlo v Dlouhé
O líné babičce
Names of authors
Alena Kastnerová, Jan Borna
Name of director or choreographer
Jan Borna, Miroslav Hanuš
Length of the performance
Number of travelling persons
Awards and special mentions
Alfréd Radok Award 2010 (nomination in the Best Czech Play category)
Scale of venue