Celebrating the life and art of Václav Havel
New York City, October through December 2006


A Butterfly on the Antenna

The English language premiere

Translated by Carol Rocamora and Tomas Rychetsky
Directed by Henry Akona
Produced by WalkingShadow

Presented at the Ohio Theater on a double-bill with Motormorphosis.

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Friday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 26 at 3:00 p.m.

Jenik: Philip Emeott
Marie: Liz Wisan
Mother-in-law: Dawn Jamieson
Mr. Bashta: Richard Renner

Composer: Henry Akona
Lighting designer: DJ Potter
Stage manager: Julia Funk

A play about intellectuals who sit and talk about a play about intellectuals who sit and talk while in the other room, a flood is beginning. There is a plumber onstage, but in the play they are talking about or possibly in, they are too absorbed about talking about the play to wake him.

Production history
The play was originally produced as a teleplay, but before it had a chance to air Havel’s work had already been banned.

This is the first production of the work in English.

Sponsored by:
The Village Voice nytheatre.com