The Pig, or Václav Havel's Hunt for a Pig

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by Václav Havel and Vladimír Morávek
featuring music from The Bartered Bride 
by Bedřich Smetana

Adapted into English 
by Edward Einhorn
Direction and musical arrangements 
by Henry Akona

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE/AMERICAN PREMIERE!

Produced by 3LD Art + Technology Center
and Untitled Theater Company #61
with the assistance of the Czech Consulate of New York and the Czech Center
originally developed at, and with the continuing support of, 
New Ohio Theater's Ice Factory Festival

March 6 - 29, 2014
Thu - Sat at 8pm, Sun at 7pm
with an extra performance Monday, March 10, at 8pm

at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street

Tickets $20, or $45 with dinner included.
Dinner includes a pork or vegetarian artsinal sandwich provided by the Slovakian restaurant, Korzo.

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A theatrical-musical-technological-gastronomic extravaganza

Come see the pre-show performance of Cabaret Metropol, a New York-based ensemble specializing in classic German, Czech, French and English cabaret songs. Backed up by a small band of accordion, bass and brass, the group features  Czech singer Katarina Vizina, Jenny Lee Mitchell, and original arrangements by musical director, Maria Dessena. Cabaret Metropol was founded with a love for European cabaret that embraces the idea that love, politics and the human condition are universal themes that cross borders, not limited to one language or people.

With: Katherine Boynton, Melissa Elledge, John Gallop, Andrew Goldsworth, Jennifer Harder, Robert Honeywell, David Hov, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Mateo Moreno, Emily Shankman, Phoebe Silva, Moira Stone, Terence Stone, Michael Whitney, Sandy York, Christpher Yustin

Choreography: Patrice Miller, Video Design: Cory Einbinder, Set Design: Christopher Heilman, Costume Design: Carla Gant, Lighting Design: Jeff Nash, Assistant Video: Steve Harkins, Assistant Costume/Wardrobe: Allegra Deneroff, Assistant Music Director: Maria Dessano, Assistant Director: Victoria Moyer, Stage Manager: Berit Johnson

Václav Havel needs a pig he can slaughter and cook for a party with his dissident friends. An American journalist arrives for an interview. The villagers have a pig to sell, but where is it? And why is everyone singing The Bartered Bride? Food, drink, song, video, politics and celebration collide in this adaptation by experimental Czech director Vladimír Morávek of Havel’s text and Smetana’s music. Untitled Theater Company No. 61, the company that brought you The Havel Festival, presents the English-language premiere of this theatrical-musical-technological-gastronomic extravaganza, translated by Edward Einhorn and directed by Henry Akona. Join us at a traditional Czechoslovakian zabíjačka feast. Reserve a table and enjoy a meal or just sit back and enjoy the party. 

Original workshop presentation:

Presented at SoHo Think Tank/Ohio Theater's ICE FACTORY
Wed June 29 - Sat July 2, 2011

With: Katherine Boynton, Elizabeth Figols Galagarza, John Gallop, Andrew Goldsworth, Robert Honeywell, Michael Hopewell, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Mateo Moreno, Phoebe Silva, Moira Stone, Terence Stone, Michael Whitney, Sandy York

Accordionist/Assistant Music Director: Melissa Elledge, Cello: Michael Midlarsky, Violin: Amanda Lo

Choreography/Assistant Producer: Patrice Miller, Set Design: Jane Stein, Costume Design: Carla Gant, Lighting Design: Jeff Nash, Video Design: Kate Freer and David Tennent, Dramaturgy: Karen Lee Ott, Assistant Director: Joe Pikowski, Stage Manager: Elizabeth Irwin

Graphic art by Clinton Corbett