CatBlack purple - (Cat) Black comedy at the Fringe!

(Cat) Black comedy at the Fringe!


Directed by Peter Hosking.
Starring Šárka VaculÍková, Stu Mentha, and Derek Dimir.

Cat Black is a new comedy from the creators of Déjà Vu and False Friends. Set in the near-distant future, a grieving neuroscientist transfers the consciousness of his beloved pet cat Tinkerbell into the body of his dead wife. However, Tinkerbell turns out to be an edgy avant-garde visual artist with a mind of her own. Will their love prevail?

‘extraordinary… superbly witty… brilliant.’ (, False Friends, Prague).

After back to back sell-out shows in 2012 (Déjà Vu) and 2013 (False Friends), playwright Stu Mentha and fellow Australian director, Peter Hosking, have teamed up again to deliver a brand new original comedy at the Prague Fringe Festival 2014. This time it’s a little twisted, to say the least!

In 2012 a group of renowned neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, and cognitive scientists signed a declaration announcing that human and animal consciousness is the same. Cat Black asks the question: if consciousness is a universal trait, then what goes on in the mind of a cat? Can all animals fall in love?

Fast forward to 2075 and scientists are able to prevent death by “leap frogging” human consciousness to duplicate printed bodies. That’s if you can afford it of course. When Charlie Thomas, a respected neuroscientist and professor at Charles University, loses his wife, Fiona, to a rare illness, it seems the only things worth living for are his best friend, Nathan, and his pet cat Tinkerbell. But when fate deals another crippling blow, Charlie is forced to make a drastic choice – disobey his wife’s dying wishes, or lose everything he ever owned and loved?

Contains some coarse language, in English with Czech surtitles.

Where: Divadlo Kampa, Nosticova 2a, Mala? Strana, Praha 1
When: 23.5 – 26.5. 20:00 – 21:00, 27.5. 23:00 – 24:00
Partners: Supported by CANZA.
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