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Multimedia Presentation: Via Hrabal in Baltimore, MD

Date: 18 November 2016 7:00 PM - 19 November 2016 9:00 PM, Venue: Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

The Czech and Slovak Heritage Association Baltimore, 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 18, 2016, at 7 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: Parish Hall of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210   
Doors open at 6 pm, Free Entrance          
Dinner (Havel’s favorite goulash $10, reservation required: supikova836@gmail.com)     
Beer and dessert available as well for purchase.

For additional information, please contact omendel@gmail.com