Dissident to Statesman: A Celebration of Vaclav Havel
All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
Dissident playwright Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) went from satirizing Czechoslovakia’s Communist leaders to become the first president of the free Czech Republic. Kansas City’s Czech and Slavic community celebrates Havel’s life with ethnic food and drink and a performance by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre of Audience, Havel’s one-act comedy. Audience skewers daily life (in this case a meeting between a brewery worker and his boss) in a totalitarian society.
Co-sponsored by the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, the Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic, the Czech and Slovak Club of Greater Kansas City, and the Missouri Humanities Council.