Reality Czech: The 2018 Gala

gala evening

September 27, 2018 , 6:00 pm

[4th Floor]

A gala evening commemorating one hundred years of Czech and Slovak independence during the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival. Honoree: The Honorable Madeleine Albright.

The evening's program will reflect Vaclav Havel's dedication to human rights, theater, and cultural diplomacy. We will honor Secretary Albright for her unparalleled contribution to the return of the Czechs and Slovaks to the democratic societies of the world. The annual Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk to an individual who has fought for freedom of expression and other rights in an exemplary, inspiring manner will be presented by Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy.

You will enjoy music by the renowned Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Slovak dulcimer band Pajtasi and short excerpts from shows performed by Svandovo and Astorka Korzo '90 theaters, HOPPart and Komuna Warszawa. The esteemed MC's for the evening will be two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole and Czech puppeteer Vit Horejs.

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Organized by: Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, BBLA