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Pankrac 45

stage reading, Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival 28 September, 2018 - 6:00 PM

[Bohemian National Hall]


Set during the “national cleansing,” Pankrac 45 encompasses the atmosphere of hostility and loss of morale. The script evaluates guilt, the blindness of vengeance, responsibility for one’s actions, and remembering. 


Pankrac 45 is presented by the Czech Center New York and the New School for Drama, directed by Stephen Brown-Fried. 


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.



Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021


Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis. RSVP is required. Please reserve your seat online at eventbrite.com.


Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival is organized by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and BBLA, in partnership with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak performing arts institutions and cultural institutes to highlight Havel’s legacy as a playwright through live performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and an award ceremony. It seeks to establish exchanges between U.S. and Central European theater professionals. The festival reflects not only Havel’s contribution to 20th century theater but also his belief in the potential of Central European cultural traditions to enrich human existence in the modern age.


Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General