REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Theater Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Presented by: HOPPart, Budapest, Hungary
Director: Tamas Herczeg
Cast: Lilla Czvikker, Lilla Litauszky, Lilla Csenge Cseke, Zalan Kisari, Domotor Pinter
The Hungarian company HOPPart will bring the alternative musical show SCALE 1:5 to the streets of New York by using a portable sound system and headphones to take the audience for a walk around Yorkville and the Bohemian National Hall neighborhood. The players will follow the traces of the Czech, German, and Hungarian communities that formerly inhabited this part of the Upper East Side. Scale 1:5 has been adapted and performed in Budapest, Prague, Kosice, Marseille, Graz, and Brussels.
The members of HOPPart represent an alternative musical style. Each member of the company is professional actor, singer and multi-instrumentalist musician. While creating a theatre piece, they do everything themselves: collective writing and directing, working on the musical arrangement, singing and accompanying themselves on musical instruments.
Book free tickets on Eventbrite:
Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival is organized by Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, in partnership with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak performing arts institutions and cultural institutes to highlight Havel’s legacy as a playwright through live performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and an award ceremony. It seeks to establish exchanges between U.S. and Central European theater professionals. The festival reflects not only Havel’s contribution to 20th century theater but also his belief in the potential of Central European cultural traditions to enrich human existence in the modern age. Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
For press release click here