Didn't you get the memo? Action onstage and off

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Glen Wallichs Theatre

A behind-the-scenes look at the University’s theatre production of Vaclav Havel’s The Memo. Havel was first and foremost a Czech playwright, poet, and political activist and after the fall of communism, became the president of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). Written in 1965, The Memo is a comical satire of the bureaucratic neuroses then evident in Havel’s country; when “the merry-go-round of hope and disappointment . . . that peculiar dialectical dance of truth and lies began its whirl in society and in people’s minds.”  Join in the fun as clown-like characters, obsessed with the new bureaucracy, do desperate hijinks to keep from being “fired.” Explore the secret doors and walls of the set with the cast and crew and consider the politics of theatre and resistance then and now. For further information and tickets visit redlands.edu/currentproductions.