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.
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.
THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE/AMERICAN PREMIERE
A theatrical-musical-technological-gastronomic extravaganza
by: Vaclav Havel, adapted for the stage by Vladimír Morávek,
Featuring music from "The Bartered Bride" by Bedřich Smetana
Translation and additional text by Edward Einhorn
Role: Olga / Flute / Ensemble
Dates: March 6-29 2014
Venue: 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street
Producers: 3LD Art & Technology Center & Untitled Theater Company #61 (Artistic Dirs Edward Einhorn and Henry Akona) w/assistance of Czech Consulate of NY & Czech Center.
Originally developed at New Ohio Theater's Ice Factory Festival
Director/Musical Arranger: Henry Akona
Assistant Musical Director: Maria Dessana
Choreographer: Patrice Miller
Dramaturg: Karen Lee Ott
Assistant Director: Victoria Moyer
Stage Manager: Berit Johnson
Scenic Design: Christopher Heilman
Costume Design: Carla Grant
Lighting Design: Jeff Nash
Video Design: Cory Einbinder
Sound Design: James Sadler, Jr.
Assistant Producer/Concessions: Corinne Woods
Cast: 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
*Members of Actors' Equity Association