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Invitation: Largo Desolato, a semi-autobiographical play by Vaclav Havel

INVITATION:
The Consulate General of the Czech Republic highly recommends the Václav Havel's semi-autobiographical play Largo Desolato. The show is taking place from January 24 - March 1, 2020 at the City Garage Theatre.

WHEN:
January 24 - March 1, 2020 from 8:00pm.

Special Events:
Preview Friday, January 24 at 8:00pm with complimentary wine and beverages; Opening Saturday, January 25th at 8:00pm with a buffet reception.

LOCATION:
City Garage Theatre
2525 Michigan Ave. Building T1
Santa Monica, CA, 90404

City Garage is located at Bergamot Station. Take the 10 West to Cloverfield Exit, then North on Cloverfield to Michigan Ave. Enter the Main Gate. Building T1 is at the West end of the parking lot, at the 26th St. gate.

TICKETS:
General Admission $25, Students/Seniors w/ID $20
For 25%  discount on the general admission use the following code: Havel
Code can be used upon check out when buying tickets via the website  www.citygarage.org.

ABOUT THE PLAY:
City Garage stages a timely revival of Havel’s classic piece about totalitarian regimes, censorship, and the price of integrity. In this semi-autobiographical play, translated by Czech-born playwright Tom Stoppard, Leopold Nettles, a dissident intellectual, is trapped in his apartment, waiting to be arrested at any moment. Friends show up to pressure him; shadowy figures arrive to offer him a deal to stay out of prison. His world starts to dissolve in a hallucinatory battle of conscience. Will he ultimately have the courage to stick to his convictions? Havel wrote the play when he just emerged from prison in 1984. He went on to play a major role in the Velvet Revolution that toppled communism in Eastern Europe, as well as serving as the first President of the Czech Republic. What would he make of the frightening resurgence of so many of the ideas he sacrificed so much to eradicate?
 Listed by The Telegraph as one of the fifteen greatest plays of all time.

This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the California Arts Council, by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and by the California Council for the Arts, and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles and Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

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