The Alliance for New Music-Theatre put up a successful production of Havel’s PROTEST this May in Washington, D.C., in the Dupont Underground’s new art and performance space, underneath Dupont Circle. Our audiences, which were in no small part engaged actively in present day politics–either through jobs or simply by exposure as DC residents–were alive to Havel’s character study of a man attempting to retain his privileges under a watchful totalitarian state while finding (not entirely successful) means to assuage his conscience. Post show talk backs were lively and reviews were terrific.
The day after we closed in DC, the company flew to Prague and opened PROTEST at the Prague Fringe Festival, in another underground space, the tiny Cafe Misenska, for a nine performance run.
Future plans are to tour PROTEST in the US. I’ll post dates as they’re confirmed.