A new translation
Translated by Jan Novák
Directed by Robert Lyons
Produced by Soho Think Tank
Presented at the Ohio Theater on a double-bill with Audience.
Read an essay about the play.
PROTEST IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THEATER 61 PRESS
Monday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 11at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Producer: Erich J. Jungwirth
Associate producer: Vanessa Sparling
Costume and scenic designer: Kanae Heike
Lighting designer: Maryvel Bergen
Assistant director: Laura Newman
Vaněk: Andy Paris
Staněk: Richard Toth
The final Vanek play. In this play, another writer named Stanek appeals to Vanek to help start a petition protesting the arrest of Stanek’s daughter’s fiance. However, when Stanek discovers the petition has already been started, he has to decide whether to sign it himself.
Written the shadow of the events surrounding Charter 77, Havel once again used Vanek to tell a very personal experience. It was produced at the Burgtheater in Vienna along with another play featuring Vanek, this one written by Havel's friend Pavel Kohout.