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(Theatre) Night at the Václav Havel Library

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: November 16, 2019, 19:00 – 24:00

19.00 – 20.30

The Garden Party Here and Now

The Sedlčany theatre company Našlose

The young theatre group will render Václav Havel’s first play, and one of his most famous, as a documentary about contemporary society in a town with a population of 8,000.

The hero of the first Czech absurdist drama, the eager, docile and malleable Hugo Pludek, a chess-loving member of the middle classes, soon grasps the mechanisms of career advancement; he becomes a master of empty phrases and dominates the world of initiators and liquidators.

Featuring: Martin Pešek, Zuzana Trojanová, Jana Durďáková, Jakub Feldstein, David Krůta, Anna Novotná, Petr Bilina, Filip Hodys, Radek Strnad, David Feldstein, Director: Jaroslava Trojanová.

21.00 – 23.00

Theatre and Revolution

A compilation of archival documentary footage from November 1989, when students and theatre people took history into their own hands, unleashing what became known as the Velvet Revolution.


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