The first stage production of Saraband directed by Jirí Pokorný became a visually impressive performance where the emotional traumas of the characters were given full expression
"Pokormý performs this typical bergmanesque drama as a grotesque Requiem with the feeling for stifling atmosphere and perverted madness."Vlademir Hulec, Divadelnich Novin
The critics were mostly very positive. Jan Machalická in LN gave the performance four out of five stars and wrote among others: "Pokorný's production captures the audience with its strong expression of each character's psychology and energy as well as the simple style coming out from the visual artistic interpretation of the theme of the play."
In Deik.cz the performances of the actors were celebrated: "The performance keeps the highest level and do not slip into the motiveless cliché thanks to the performance of the actors Zdena Hadrbolcová, Miloslav Mejzlik and David Prachar (as a guest). It is a real pleasure to experience the harmony of the performance by such actors as Mr Mejzlik and Mr Prachar."
Katerina Kolárová in MF DNES agreed and especially pointed out the performance of David Prachar: "David Prachar, portraying Henrik 'damaged' by hatred and desperation, shows excellent performance."
- Jan Machalická, LN, January 31, 2008
- Deik.cz, February 20, 2008
- Katerina Kolárová, MF DNES, February 2008
- Vlademir Hulec, Divadelnich Novin, February 2008
- Ingmar Bergman, Author
- Jirí Pokorný, Director
- Miloslav Mejzlík, Johan
- Zdena Habdrbolcová, Marianne
- David Prachar, Henrik
- Gabriela Pysná, Karin