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Program

Jun 15, 2015 7:00 PM

The Good and The True

This Czech drama performed by the Švandovo Divadlo chronicles the lives of two Holocaust survivors- athlete Miloš Dobrý and actress Hana Pravda.


The play "intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people — Czech athlete Miloš Dobrý and actress Hana Pravda. They both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators — but this pales in significance compared to their earlier lives enduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s."

The play's English title was created from the English translations of its subjects' last names: Dobrý, the Czech word for "good," and Pravda, the Czech word for "true. “On a stage split down the center by a train track covered in stray shoes, Dobrý and Pravda take turns delivering excerpts from their stories to the audience through a barbed-wire fence.

Directed by Daniel Hrbek
Starring Miroslav Hruška and Zuzana Onufráková

In Collaboration with The National Yiddish Theatre -Folksbiene

Performed in Czech with English Subtitles

Also performed in ENGLISH on Wednesday, June 17, 7PM - more info


What the critics said:

the creative team handles the pair of testimonials with delicacy, abstaining from manipulative embellishments in favor of raw depositions, allowing the simple yet haunting stories to radiate with unadulterated authenticity.’ -Hayley Levitt –THEATRE MANIA

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Jun 15, 2015 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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