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Jul 26, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

The Good and The True

Direct from celebrated tours in the United Kingdom and Belgium, the award-winning Czech stage drama THE GOOD AND THE TRUE -- starring Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin -- will have its American premiere this summer at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre.


Conceived and originally produced under the auspices of Prague's acclaimed leading repertory theatre Svandovo Divadlo, THE GOOD AND THE TRUE will play an eight-week limited engagement beginning Thursday, July 24, 2014 with an official opening on Sunday, August 3. 

THE GOOD AND THE TRUE is written by Daniel Hrbek, Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels. It is helmed by Czech director Daniel Hrbek.

 The play intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people - Czech athlete Milos Dobry 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 GOOD AND THE TRUE chronicles the experiences of these two remarkable people -- both of whom were true survivors in every sense of the word. Did they possess exceptional qualities, or was their survival just good luck?

The play's English title -- THE GOOD AND THE TRUE -- was created from the English translations of its subjects' last names: Dobry, the Czech word for "good," and Pravda, the Czech word for "true."

Actress Isobel Pravda is the real granddaughter of survivor Hana Pravda; she played her grandmother for the first time on stage last year in the UK and will reprise that performance for American audiences this summer.

Svandovo Divadlo (Svandovo Theatre) is one of the oldest drama theatres in Prague. It focuses on the production of contemporary work and bold interpretations of classics. Besides its own repertoire, Svandovo Divadlo also offers a wide range of supporting events such as concerts, talkbacks, independent theatre group productions, stage readings, public workshops and productions for children. There are more than 450 annual events, including site-specific work. Svandovo Divadlo has been successfully represented at theatrical festivals in Russia, Belarus, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. 

The production will conclude its American premiere engagement on Sunday, September 14.

More information

THE GOOD AND THE TRUE begins preview performances at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street) on Thursday, July 24.
Opening Night is Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m.
The weekly performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday ­­till Saturday at 8PM
Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM
Sunday at 3PM

SCHEDULE EXCEPTION: There will be no matinee performance on Sunday, August 3.
The running time for THE GOOD AND THE TRUE is 80 minutes without intermission.

Tickets are now available by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Daryl Roth Theatre Box Office (101 E. 15th St.). 

THE GOOD AND THE TRUE is produced with the support of the City of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Czech Centre in New York, Czech Mission to the United Nations in New York, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rakovsky & Partners, the World Jewish Congress and New End Theatre Beyond in London.


DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003


From: Jul 26, 2014
To: Sep 14, 2014


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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