Date: 10 May 2017 8:00 PM - 21 May 2017 5:00 PM, Venue: Dupont Underground
Alliance for New Music-Theatre is going underground – literally. The Alliance is the “Theatre in Residence” at Dupont Underground where, starting May 10, they will present 16 performances of Havel’s Protest - a work whose origins were also “underground.”
As part of Václav Havel’s 80th anniversary year, Alliance for New Music-Theatre and Dupont Underground join to present a “Vaněk” play – Protest – by Václav Havel -playwright, activist, political prisoner, and president of the former Czechoslovakia and then the Czech Republic. Havel staged “Apartment Performances” when he was forced to go underground with his work and used this radical solution to share his works with audiences via private living room performances. Havel’s “apartment” play has a serious and most timely message, exposing the power of a society that spies on its citizens and the thin line between acquiescence and culpability, between absurdist comedy and creepy terror. Please join us for these inaugural theatre performances in the newly renovated Dupont Underground - DC’s exciting new cultural arts and performance space underneath Dupont Circle.
The performances are supported by the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
Performance dates and times:
· May 10 - 21, 2017, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
· Weekend matinees: Saturday, May 13; Saturday May 20; Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
· Special weekday noon-time performances May 12, 15, 18, 19 at 12 p.m.
Location: Dupont Underground public entrance is at 1500 19th Street NW, on North side of Dupont Circle
Alliance for New Music-Theatre is a501(c)(3) not for-profit organization bringing focus to the creation, expression and appreciation of music-theatre across the spectrum of cultural forms. The company is committed to engage audiences changing the conversation through the arts.
Dupont Underground is a 501(c)(3) cultural organization committed to developing a multidisciplinary platform for creative expression. Housed within the formerly abandoned subterranean streetcar station and tunnels of Dupont Circle, it fosters programming that encourages the public to create and engage with the leading edge of contemporary expression in the visual, environmental, and performing arts.
This event is part of the European Month of Culture (EUMC). Now in its fifth year, EUMC is a month-long festival of innovative and creative events for the American public highlighting the diverse cultures of all 28 European Union Member countries. Enjoy film, dance, music, theatre, exhibits, language classes, workshops and more in great venues throughout Washington DC. Most events are free! To see all EUMC events, click here.