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Nov 23, 2016 8:00 PM

Via Hrabal

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the hilarious multimedia presentation VIA HRABAL, about the lives of Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal and former Czech President Václav Havel.


The performance is presented through the memories of their friends: Tomáš Mazal, Václav Špale, and Jiří Rejthar, with technical support provided by Jan Čapek. The performance runs a little over an hour and will be presented in both English and Czech.         

In this unique presentation, Hrabal’s biographer Tomáš Mazal presents a look inside Hrabal’s life, the places and people that influenced his personal and artistic journey. Set designer Václav Špale uses a vivid display of texts, photographs, drawings, and video sequences to showcase a collage of the author’s artistry. Last but not least, Jiří Rejthar, a chef who served both Havel and Hrabal, guides viewers through Czech cuisine and brewing episodes of the two literary greats.               

The performance is being presented as part of the recent 100th anniversary of the birth of Bohumil Hrabal and the
80th anniversary of the birth of Václav Havel.

Event Details:
Location: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, Main Hall, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria, NY          
Admission free 

Before the event, limited portions of Václav Havel’s goulash will be served in the restaurant that evening only, prepared by Jiří Rejthar, Havel’s cook.            




Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, Main Hall, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria, NY


Nov 23, 2016 8:00 PM


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