The ambitious project is the brainchild of Texans Guy Roberts and Jessica Boone – PSC (as it is known) is one of the only full-time English-language theatre companies in Continental Europe. And they don’t limit themselves to Shakespeare – PSC currently has the exclusive rights to David Ives’s Venus in Fur (and English and a Czech version), runs an Artistic Lab where experimental works can be tried out, and in 2016 will run PSC 400 – in which every single work Shakespeare ever wrote will be performed in some way, all in a single year.
Locals are getting word that PSC is here to stay, and visitors might find a show an interesting break from all the Gothic architecture and tourist hordes. PSC performs in the attic of the Kolwrat Palace, two Gothic houses bought by the Kolowrat family in the 17th century. The interior is a mixture of Baroque and modern and is itself worth a visit. Before and/or after a show, relax with a drink or two in The Swan Theatre Club (downstairs in the basement) and meet the cast and crew.
And sure, I am a bit biased because I am involved with the PSC gang and will be directing some shows for PSC 400. But that’s because I so firmly believe in what they are doing, and am constantly impressed by the quality of shows they manage to pull off. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to what is easily the best English-language theatre around.