Night Before the Funeral

stage reading, Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival

September 25, 2018 , 7:30 pm

[4th Floor]

A stage reading presented by the New York Untitled Theater Company #61 and Prague Svanda Theatre. Night Before the Funeral is a new Czech play, originally produced in 2017 by the Svanda Theatre under the direction of Daniel Hrbek. A death in the family brings everybody home, but a brief peace is broken by family squabbles, politics, and life crises. The mother's new Iranian boyfriend and a spectacular public breakdown just increase the tensions. An examination of life, in all its complexity, in the modern Czech Republic.

This performance is part of the 2018 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival, the second edition of a unique festival presenting in New York City the best in Central European theater.

Night Before the Funeral (Pohreb az zitra), directed by Edward Einhorn. Script by Natalie Kocab, translation from Czech into English by Alex Zucker.

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Organized by: Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, BBLA