theater, Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival

September 26, 2018 , 7:30 pm

[4th Floor]

Thirty-three years separate two one-act plays that are connected by absurd humor and the characters of Vanek and Stanek. What happens when two writers meet—one who is not allowed to write and the other who writes whatever he wants? What if the first one has a surprising proposal for the second one? And what if the two of them meet years later when they can write freely but it is not working? Vaclav Havel’s dialogue confronts the dramatic attempts of a debuting author. To sign or not to sign? To act or just to talk? Did the elites fail or did we? Protest? Debt!

Presented by: Svanda Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic. Playwrights: Vaclav Havel and Marek Hejduk. Directed by: Daniel Hrbek. Cast: Robert Jaskow, Tomas Pavelka, Jacob Erftemeijer, Tomas Korenek.

This performance is part of the 2018 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival, the second edition of a unique festival presenting in New York City the best in Central European theater.

Free and open to the public. RSVP is required. For more information and to reserve your ticket, please visit

Organized by: Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, BBLA