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Review: ‘Protest’ at Alliance for New Music-Theatre

DC site-specific theater of resistance reached a new height last night—also a new low—as Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s arresting staging of Václav Havel’s Protest became the first play performed before a live audience in the District’s “new Subterranean Arts & Cultural Center,” the abandoned trolley roundabout now redone as Dupont Underground. The convergence of place, […]

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‘The Václav Havel Project: ‘Vaněk Unleashed’ and ‘Unveiling’ at Alliance for New Music-Theatre at Artisphere

The latest of Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s additions to The Vaclav Havel Project (originally part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival), Vanek Unleashed is a funny, imaginative, and lyrical take on the work of Václav Havel. Combined with the previous success story of Unveiling, the current iteration of the Project is a thought-provoking and entertaining two […]

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Václav Havel. Photo by Chris Niedenthal/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

‘The Václav Havel Project: Antiwords and Unveiling’ at Alliance for New Music-Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Justin Schneider

“Everything is real, especially that crate of beers.” That’s not a preface you expect to hear at the theatre, but it’s a fitting opening to The Václav Havel Project, presented by Alliance for New Music-Theatre. The set of two plays (Antiwords and Unveiling) is a love-letter to Havel the artist-dissident, full of sly humor, societal […]

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