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Václav Havel: Audience

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: June 17, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00

A legendary “Vaněk” play in its original rendition by Divadlo na tahu. Featuring Karel Beseda and Radek Bár with direction by Andrej Krob and musical accompaniment from Obří broskev.

It is an odd period and everything is upside down. The banned writer Ferdinand Vaněk earns a living by rolling barrels at a brewery. His boss, the chief brewer, is unable to handle with a tricky task “from above”… A beer-soaked clash between principles and a clear philosophy of life and a long-established system of circumventing principles and surviving without superfluous tenets or opinions reveals a monstrous power that twists character and suppresses the freedom of the individual.

The one-act Audience (1975) was initially written to amuse the author’s friends at Hrádeček but was soon performed internationally at a number of theatres. 


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