LOONYSTORY (loony as in crazy)

Vlastimil Peška, Jaroslav Wykrent 
    LOONYSTORY (loony as in crazy)

7 men + 6 women (may employ a greater number of actors)

Loonystory is a play that sprang from the perceptions that prevailed as the end of the 20th century approached. It attempts to capture, through aggressive caricature short pieces, the epochal events of that century, which are reflected in the lives of an altogether average and well-extended family. Through a musical-dramatic collage of the incidents that marked the 1900s, the play provides a view of decisive historical events. The authors admittedly engage in dramatic license, humor, and an ironic overview, but do so without sermonizing. Thus the audience is exposed to historical facts in a rather roundabout way, while led through a series of funny, satirical and entertaining attractions along the route. The individual characters of the play, centered on the Storoký family, recall certain real-life figures from the political and social spheres. Jaroslav Wykrent contributed the lyrics, which reflect the mood of the middle-aged and younger population.