This eloquent play is an activist fantasy, first produced at the National Art Theater of Prague justafter World War I. Its darkly comic view of the modern world travels well into the 21st Century. Come observe the Čapek brothersʼ millennium bugs, as they demonstrate their tiny sexualtensions, their miniscule materialism, and their microscopic machines of war. The performance is presented under the sponsorship of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota, and it is dedicated to the memory of Vaclav Havel.

When: Saturday, January 7th, 2012, at 7:30PM

Where: Whiting Proscenium Theater, Rarig Center at the University of Minnesota, 330 21st Ave S.,Minneapolis

Tickets:$10 adults / $5 seniors, students and children. Purchase online at any time HERE.


by phone: 612-624-2345 starting on January 3rd, 2012.

2 Responses to “Performances: From the Insect World By Josef and Karel Čapek”

  1. I have seen this play multiple times in the Czech Republic and now performed in a different venue here in MN by the same ensemble who will be performing at Rarig Center, and it is a real treat. There is a lot of energy behind the play and it is a unique opportunity to see it in English. Come if you can!

  2. Allyn & Carol Johnson says:

    My wife and I very much enjoyed the play. The youthful actors were excellent. Their enthusiam was evident. Wonderful venue for the play. Some of the meanings didn’t register until the following day. There were subtle references to WWI? “Butterflies on horses” conjured up the image of dead horses from the carnage of WW1.