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My uncle vanished. Where did he go, Mr. President?

In this music drama workshop, the pupils and students follow in the footsteps of Josef Toufar (1902–1950), a priest in the village Číhošť who was tortured to death by Communist State Security officers.

A workshop for upper elementary pupils and secondary school students

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Duration of the programme 120 min

Students will consider the meaning of heroism, truth, sacrifice, and the overcoming of obstacles in the life of a person. Through the fates of the people connected with the “Číhošť Miracle”, they will get a picture of events of the 1950s in Czechoslovakia. In the first part, three paths leading to the mystery of the story will open up before the children. In the second part, they will join with musicians and actors – and with music by Slávek Hořínka – and enter into the drama about the last days of Josef Toufar.

Performers: members of the Czech Philharmonic and the orchestral academy, members of the Disman Radio Children’s Ensemble (artistic director: Jana Franková)

2 & 3 November, 7 & 8 December 2017
23 February, 23 March, 13 & 20 April 2018

Practical information

  • Programme length: ca. 120 minutes.
  • The capacity of the workshop is for 40 students.
  • The ticket price is CZK 150.
  • Teachers accompanying children are admitted free of charge.
  • Reserve tickets for schools at the e-mail address edu(zavinac)