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


Largo Desolato

Translated by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Eva Burgess
Produced by TYNA Collective

Presented at the Ohio Theater. Note: The festival brochure incorrectly lists the The Brick as the performance venue.

Interested is reading some of Havel's newest plays and new translations? Check out the Havel Collection from Theater 61 Press.

Friday, November 3 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, November 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Set designer: David Evans Morris
Lighting designer: Juliet Chia
Costume designer: Martin Lopez
Composer/musician: Ken Hashimoto
Choreographer: Rachel Feinberg
Assistant director: Christopher Conant

Professor Leopold Nettles: Erik Kever Ryle*
Edward: Brian Quirk*
Suzana: Jennifer Boutell*
First Sidney: Janet Ward*
Second Sidney: Skyler Sullivan
Lucy: Nancy Nagrant
Bertram: Greg Skura*
First Chap: Joshua Briggs*
Second Chap: Jon Okabayashi
Marguerite: Jennifer Boutell*

A dissident writer sits at home, terrified that the next knock on the door will be the police, come to take him to jail for his political writings. Paralyzed with fear, he is visited by friends, lovers, and well-wishers, each of whom torture him in their own way.

Production history
This was the first full-length play that Havel was able to write after being in jail. After being blocked for over a year, he wrote the play in four days.

Sponsored by:
The Village Voice nytheatre.com