Written by Václav Havel
Directed by Greg Abbott
Produced by Drama Tech Theatre
Selected as part of the First International Theatre Festival to honor of Havel's recent election to the Czech presidency.
Havel said the play was inspired by the absurdities of life in Eastern Europe under Communism. It won an Obie Award for best foreign play. The play concerns the tribulations of a managing director of an organization encumbered by a bureaucracy that is out of control. The introduction of an artificial language, Ptydepe, is supposed to streamline office communications, but only makes it worse.
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Gerry Allen - Peter Thumb
Gregory B 'Greg' Abbott - Director
Trivia: Since I was able to pick up the made-up language easily and speak it fluidly, I made cassette language tapes for the cast with which to rehearse. It helped to give everyone the same fake accent!