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Multimedia Presentation: Via Hrabal in Washington, DC

Date: 19 November 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Venue: VFW Club

American Sokol Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents the hilarious multimedia presentation VIA HRABAL, about the lives of Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal and former Czech President Václav Havel on November 19, 2016, at 5 pm. 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: VFW Club, 1051 Spring Hill Road, McLean, VA 220102
Doors open at 4:30 pm   | Includes Dinner (Havel’s favorite goulash, schnitzel, and sweet pancakes will be served.)           
Admission: $15 (Adults), $10 (Children) | For additional information, please contact events@sokolwashington.org               

Following the performance, American Sokol Washington, DC, invites guests to the Kateřinská Fall Dance Party where guests can enjoy games, musical chairs, karaoke, and more...(Party for children starts at 6:30 pm / Party for adults starts at 9 pm)