Embassy of the Czech Republic
September 20-23, 2018
Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC 20057-1063

SVANDA THEATRE: Four Plays from Prague

The prestigious Czech theatre company Svanda Theatre will perform a series of plays in the program Four Plays from Prague at Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center from September 20-23, 2018. Featured plays include The Good and the True
Pankrác '45, and the one-act plays Protest and The Debt. The performances are part of the celebrations surrounding the 100th Anniversary of Czech Independence. 

Presented by the Georgetown Theatre and Performance Studies Program, The Laboratory of Global Performance and Politics, in association with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and Arts Institut - Theatre-Institut

All shows will be performed in English except "Protest," which will be performed in Czech with English subtitles.

https://performingarts.georgetown.edu/theater-and-performance-studies-season (Scroll down on the page to "Svanda Theatre: Four Plays from Prague")

VENUE: Davis Performing Arts Center
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC 20057-1063

PARKING INFO: https://performingarts.georgetown.edu/plan-your-visit/parking


The Good and the True
Sept. 20, 4 pm and 7:30 pm 
By Tomáš Hrbek, Lucie Kolouchová, Daniel Hrbek
Translated from Czech by Lucie Kolouchová
English Adaptation by Brian Daniels, Directed by Daniel Hrbek

"A remarkable piece of verbatime theatre" (Yorkshire Evening Post), this play weaves together testimonies of two Aushwitz survivors who led similarly extraordinary lives, but never actually met: athlete Miloš Dobrý and actress Hana Pravda.

Location: Davis Center, Devine Studio Theatre 
Talkback following 4 pm show

Sept. 21, 8 pm | Sept. 22, 4 pm
Protest by Václav Havel, Translated from Czech by Jan Novák
The Debt by Marek Hejduk, Translated from Czech by Alex Zucker
Both plays are directed by Daniel Hrbek.

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? Brilliant Václav Havel's dialogue is confronted with the dramatic attempt of a debuting author.

Location: Davis Center, Devine Studio Theatre
Talkback following 4 pm show
Sept. 22, 8 pm | Sept. 23, 2 pm
By Martina Kinská, Translated from Czech by Barbara Day
Directed by Matina Kinská

Casting for an execution...Based on the real-life incarceration of five women in the Pankrác Prison during a time of post-WWII national cleansing in Czechoslovakia, this story explores the relativity of guilt, responsibility for one's actions, and the struggle to survive within the machinery of history.

Location: Davis Center, Gonda Theatre
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