The Experts Visiting

Rehearsal For Truth Theater Festival / play (Slovakia)

September 30, 2017 , 8:00 - 10:00 PM

[4th Floor]

The play The Experts Visiting (Navsteva expertov) written by Egon Bondy - one of the most outstanding Czechoslovak underground personalities - is based on his personal experience from the environment of the secret services. The creators concentrate on suggestive acting bringing the audience into physical contact with a harsh reality. They are asking questions about the borderlines of human “normality,” the desire to manipulate human freedom and the limitations that we are willing to surpass for a certain price. Part of Rehearsal for Truth, a unique festival presenting the best in Central European theater, organized under the auspices of Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic.

Presented by Studio 12. Text by Egon Bondy. Directed by Ingrid Timkova. Robert Roth as Colonel, Daniel Fischer as Lieutenant, Lukas Pelc and Marta Matova as Experts.

The show will be performed in Slovak with English subtitles. Please note the show contains explicit language. A talk-back after the show with the performers and creators, introduced by Zuzana Ulicianska, Theatre Institute in Bratislava.

Rehearsal for Truth is organized by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and BBLA, in partnership with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak performing arts institutions to highlight Havel’s legacy as a playwright through live performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and an award ceremony. It seeks to establish exchanges between U.S. and Central European theater professionals. The festival reflects not only Havel’s contribution to 20th century theater but also his belief in the potential of Central European cultural traditions to enrich human existence in the modern age.

For more information, visit www.bohemianbenevolent.org. Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first come, first served basis. Reserve your seat online at eventbrite.

Afterparty reception at Bohemian National Hall Ballroom Bar.

Organized by: VHLF, BBLA