Stephen Spinella stars in Svejk, Colin Teevan's new adaptation of Jaroslav Hasek's 1923 satiric novel The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the Great War. The novel has become a classic translated into 50 languages and has inspired adaptions for theater, opera, film and television the world over.
Svejk is the village idiot who is drafted into the army and survives World War I. But is Svejk an idiot or a brilliant fool? Teevan's play had its world premiere at the Gate Theatre in London five years ago. He has created new material for its North American premiere at Theatre for a New Audience. Dalia Ibelhauptaite, the Lithuanian woman who staged Svejk at The Gate, will direct 13 actors playing 40 roles in a production that will radiate with the artistic maelstrom of the period -- the terrifying absurd logic of Kafka, Surrealism, Dadaism and Futurism.
Added Performance: Friday, 11/26 @2pm
No Performances: Saturday, 11/6 @2pm, Sunday, 11/7 @3pm, Saturday, 11/13 @2pm, Thursday, 11/25 @8pm