The Black Box

Stage production

Sun 6. November 2022, 17.00


Arvo Pärt Centre


Viktor Marvin (text, staging)


A box: a place where we keep things, photos that are dear and close to us. The box is dark, and the memories stored in it are sad more often than happy.

“The Black Box” is a one-man show by Viktor Marvin, an actor from the Russian Theatre. The show is based on Ludvik Aškenazy’s book of the same name. The author wrote these texts in blank verse nearly half a century ago, and they are essentially like captions for his wartime and later photographs.

Today, in light of the war in Ukraine, lines of poetry written in the tumultuous times of the previous century take on a new meaning. These verses are reflections on what has already happened and what can happen again.

The performance combines text, black and white photographs dating back to World War II, taken by the best Czech photographers, and music by Arvo Pärt and Valentin Silvestrov.

“The Black Box” will be opening in November, dedicated to everyone touched by war at any time during their life.


Tickets 25€/15€/50€ will be available through Fienta or at the center's information desk in the near future.

Supporter's ticket of 50€ will entail a guided tour of the entire house after the concert. The guide will wait for you at our info desk.

Tickets will not be refunded or swapped for other events.


The Centre will be closed for visitors on August 20 due to a public holiday.