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New York City, NY 10021

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Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: Spring Weekend

stage readings, talkbacks, afterparties 09 May, 2019 - 12 May, 2019

[Bohemian National Hall]

A showcase of emerging Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak playwrights whose work reflects on current social and political issues. The plays have been translated into English and feature local New York performers and directors who will have the opportunity to try out the works onstage as part of the European Month of Culture. The program also includes a full Romanian production. 

 

PROGRAM

 

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM

Spring Weekend Soiree

A VIP night at the Bohemian Spirit Restaurant, featuring the directors of the shows in conversation, short production excerpts, the vibrant music of Central Europe, and traditional Czech food and beer. Join us for this pre-festival party, and support the artists. 

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Friday, May 10, 7:00 PM

Audience by Vaclav Havel, translated by Jan Novak

The Meeting by Edward Einhorn, and 

Infiltration by Petr Erbes, translated by Paul Wilson

Directed by Edward Einhorn. 

/stage readings, Czech Republic/

>> Free and open to the public. Seats are limited. 

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Saturday, May 11, 4:00 PM

Sunflower by Andrea Pass, translated by Patrick Mullowney, directed by Adrian Alea

/stage reading, Hungary/

>> Free and open to the public. Seats are limited.

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Saturday, May 11, 8:00 PM

Hoped I Wouldn’t Meet Myself Today by Herta Muller, translated, performed, and directed by Simona Maicanescu

/full production, Romania/

>> Free and open to the public. Seats are limited.

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Sunday, May 12, 3:00 PM

Urn on an Empty Stage by Martin Cicvak, translated by Katarina Briggler, directed by Michael Piatkowski

/stage reading, Slovakia/

>> Free and open to the public. Seats are limited.

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Sunday, May 12, 7:00 PM

Puppenhaus. Treatment by Magda Fertacz, translated by Artur Zapalowski, directed by Zishan Ugurlu

/stage reading, Poland/

>> Free and open to the public. Seats are limited.

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venue

Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

 

Spring Weekend is organized by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), in collaboration with Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York, the Polish Cultural Institute, the Romanian Cultural Institute, and Untitled Theater Company #61. The cultural institutions of these five countries collaborate with VHLF to select the plays as well as arrange trips for some of the chosen playwrights to New York City to participate in the rehearsals, stage reading performances, and discussions with the audience after the shows.

 

The program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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