THE VANEK PLAYS: Three One-Acts
by Vaclav Havel, directed by Mark Dalton
October 12, 13, 14, 2012 (Fri.-Sun.)Newly released from prison, the self-effacing dissident playwright Vanek encounters friends, colleagues and an employer who offer to help re-acclimate him to society. In these three comically absurd plays, Vanek’s humble integrity offers a foil for the sophistry and duplicity of the people around him. These rarely performed but critically acclaimed plays will celebrate the internationally renowned Czechoslovakian statesman and champion of human rights, Vaclav Havel, who died in 2011.
Director: Mark Dalton is a writer, director and educator living in Albany. He is very happy to be returning to Theater Voices 16 years after directing David Mamet's The Water Engine. Directing The Vanek Plays also represents a return for Mark to the depiction of anti-Soviet dissent, a topic explored in his production of Larry Shue's Wenceslas Square, which was staged by Capital Repertory Theatre in 1994.
- Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY. ( Map )
- Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.