Spoon River Anthology Presented by the Gypsywood Players Twice in Brno

This year’s production by the Gypsywood Players from Masaryk University in Brno is an original adaptation of Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, directed by a visiting director, Gene Terruso.

Two performances of the show will be taking place at Buranteatr, Kounicova street 22, on Tuesday, December 13, and Thursday, December 15. Starting time is 7.30pm.

Gypsywood poster - Spoon River Anthology

About the play:

As autumn fades and winter approaches, The Gypsywood Players return to the stage once again. For the cold and dark night of 13th December, on its 100th anniversary, we bring you Spoon River Anthology, an American classic by Edgar Lee Masters. On this night, the restless spirits of the town of Spoon River shall walk the earth once again. Husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. They all come back to tell their stories, to share their love, hate, joy for one more time, before they are laid to rest for eternity. Join them this night to hear their voices, cries, and laughs. To witness the last words of the denizens of Spoon River before they depart this world for good.

About the group:

From their base at Masaryk University, Brno, in the Department of English and American Studies and Faculty of Arts, the Gypsywood Players have been producing English-language stage plays and musicals since 1965, making them one of the oldest continuing university organizations in the Czech Republic.

Each year the company makes use of the many talents of some thirty to forty student participants, some of whose parents were Gypsywood Players before them, and performs for large audiences that include members of the university community, hundreds of high-school students and their teachers, and the broader public in Brno and other cities in central Europe where it appears on tour. Most of the music for its shows is originally composed as well as performed by the student members of its own musical ensemble.

Gypsywood’s productions include works from the classical and modern canons as well as some that are new or lesser known. The company has presented Shakespeare on several past occasions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2015. An especially noteworthy moment in Gypsywood’s colorful history occurred in 1989 when the Velvet Revolution coincided with its production of a musical based on George Orwell’s anti-Communist satire Animal Farm.


Tickets are offered at the following price range:

500 CZK VIP ticket (reserved seat, priority access to the house)

300 CZK Priority seat ticket (reserved seat)

200 CZK Regular ticket

100 CZK Student / Early booking ticket (before the day of the production)

You can make a reservation for your ticket at gypsywood@phil.muni.cz. Consider getting a more expensive ticket as a contribution to the company: they will be grateful for your support 🙂

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