Jára Cimrman Theatre: The Stand-In
Poverty was one of the many unfortunate aspects of Cimrman’s life. It was the reason why his travelling ensemble Lipany was constantly short of actors. If things were set well in advance, all would go smoothly. But once a heated argument or a door slamming appeared before a play, it gave the actors and the director a really hard time. And that’s the key substance of Substitute. It reflects the most fulfilled part of Cimrman’s life – his life in the theatre.