September 25 – 30, 2018 Rehearsal for Truth: Theater Festival in honor of Vaclav Havel

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural legacy of Central European contemporary theater as BBLA and VHLF host the best productions and cultural institutions from Czech, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The week of festivities also includes a staged reading, talk-backs and after-parties, the Disturbing the Peace award to a courageous writer at risk and a gala event to mark the hundredth anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia where The Honorable Madeleine Albright will be the evening’s most esteemed honoree. We look forward to celebrating with you.

We wish only to put on plays that meet certain standards of urgency, that are intellectually penetrating, complex, challenging, and powerful.

–Vaclav Havel, “The Kind of Theater We Want to Do.”