Theatre Night: Audience, Václav Havel’s Most Famous Play
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: November 18, 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Beer dictates the pace and rhythm in Audience. The deeper the brew master, the key character of the play, dives into beer, the more persistently the question arises in his head: Why couldn't Ferdinand Vaněk write a denouncement of himself? Who else could know what they wish to know about him? It was enough to be inspired by everyday, “normalized” life, and Havel's most famous play was born.
The banned writer Ferdinand Vaněk has been roaming Czech and international stages for almost 50 years. What is the mission of an intellectual? Where is the limit of principles, and where should one get involved? When is it worth it, and when is it not? Václav Havel does not answer these questions. He doesn't even give hints. He provokes, inspires, appeals.
Performed by Divadlo na tahu, a theatre company specialising in Havel’s plays since 1975. Directed by Andrej Krob and with a new cast featuring Radek Bar as the brew master and Tomáš Zámečník as Ferdinand Vaněk.