The 2018 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival

September 25, 2018 - September 29, 2018,

[4th Floor]

The second edition of Central European contemporary theater honoring Vaclav Havel, with the best productions and cultural institutions from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The week of festivities also includes a staged reading, talk-backs and after-parties, the Disturbing the Peace award to a courageous writer at risk, and a gala event to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia where The Honorable Madeleine Albright will be the evening’s most esteemed honoree.

“We wish only to put on plays that meet certain standards of urgency, that are intellectually penetrating, complex, challenging, and powerful.”

--Vaclav Havel, “The Kind of Theater We Want to Do.”

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Organized by: Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, BBLA