Vaclav Havel will officially receive his two unclaimed Obie Awards — for his 1970 play The Increased Difficulty of Concentration and his 1983-84 three-play cycle A Private View — during a panel discussion at the Public Theater Dec. 4 at 7 PM.
Havel could not claim his Obies because he was under house arrest in what was then Communist-controlled Czechoslovakia. Havel's third Obie, for The Memorandum at the Public Theater in 1968, was smuggled to him by Public founder Joseph Papp.
The panel, which will discuss Havel's work, includes Edward Albee, Wallace Shawn, Anna Deavere Smith and Israel Horovitz.
The Village Voice Theater Critic and Obie Awards chair Michael Feingold, along with the actress Olympia Dukakis, who appeared in The Memorandum, will present Havel with a certificate for all three awards.
The Memorandum and A Private View were at the Public Theater. The company has also presented the Havel plays Largo Desolato, directed by Richard Foreman in 1986, and Temptation in 1989.
The panel is sold out, but standby tickets may be available at the door. The Public Theater is at 425 Lafayette Street.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You