An artist, Žíla, and his devoted wife, Žílová, are preparing nervously for the arrival of three guests. They are: a teacher, Láďa; a business man and ex convict, Bedřich and Doktor Turnovský (Pepa) who specialises as a sexologist. As they eat and drink through the evening, the reason for their invitation and the connection of the guests to their hosts and Žíla’s nude painting of his wife is revealed. The Act ( Akt), which is the first of the Cimrman plays and penned solely by Zdeněk Svěrák , is a dark, humorous look at human relationships that includes poetry and songs.
- Žíla: Peter Hosking
- Žílová: Ben Bradshaw
- Láďa: Curt Mathew
- Bedřich: Gabriel Andrews
- Pepa: Michael Pitthan
Translation: Brian and Dagmar Caspe with Hana Jelínková.
Director: Michael Pitthan
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