Both shows produced by Oracle Theatre, Inc as part of the Havel Festivalpresented by Untitled Theater Co.#61
The Garden Party written by Vaclav Havel
This absurdist drama portrays a young chess fanatic propelled into the business world by his conservative father and neurotic mother, only to be immersed into a live challenge of corporate checkmate. The Garden Party, published in 1963, is Havel's first full-length play. It is characteristic of the humanist literary movement on the rise in Prague and today rings clear in the current methods of the bureaucratic system.
The Festival honors the man, Vaclav Havel, on his 70th birthday. He has led a full life: as a playwright, the former Czech Republic President, a literary leader, and a social/political activist. His name and writings, banned by Communists in the 1970s, have become significant studies of the Czech oppression. Ultimately driven from power by Havel and other activists, the Communist Regime gave way to the Czech Republic, of which Vaclav Havel became president in 1993 through his impact on the civic forum.
Mistake written by Vaclav Havel
Presented as Pre-Show for The Garden Party during the Havel Festival
This opening short puppet play features prison mates in a "Punch & Judy" like conflict. Four prisoners muddle their way through the daily ritual for a newcomer in the cellblock.
10/29 Sun.2pm & 8pm