The Václav Havel Project


Celebrating the life and work of the man -- playwright, dissident, political prisoner, and first president of the Czech Republic, The Vaclav Havel Project features Havel’s most beloved character, Ferdinand Vaněk, who seems to have been dropped to earth without a set of instructions.  This clown-like innocent observes an alienating society while conjuring through his artist’s imagination a fantasy life outside of prison only to discover that prisons are of our own making. His encounters with friends and family are both hilarious and chilling.  The Vaclav Havel Project  consists of a double bill – the celebrated production of Havel’s Unveiling, and the premier of an original music-theatre work, Vanek Unleashed, which takes its performance style from American musicals and silent screen comedy.

Presented by Alliance for New Music-Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $30

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Box Office Phone: 202-341-0254

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/07/2014 - 05/18/2014
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 7:00pm9:30pm-
Thursday 7:00pm9:30pm-
Friday ---
Saturday ---
Important Dates
Performer Role
Drew Valins Ferdinand Vaněk
Ron Heneghan Guard in Vaněk Unleashed & Michael in Unveiling
Meghan McCall The Blonde Soprano
Pamela Bierly Jusino Eva
Production Personnel
Vaclav Havel
Susan Galbraith
Mirenka Cechova
Susan Galbraith
Set Designers
Mirenka Cechova
Robert Darling
Sound Designer
Martin Spetlik
Movement for plays
Mirenka Cechova
Susan Galbraith
Musical Director
Maurice Saylor
Lighting Designers
Martin Spetlik
Robert Janc
Maurice Saylor
Book Writer
Susan Galbraith
Susan Galbraith
Maurice Saylor


1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209

Getting There

  • Rosslyn (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Dupont-Georgetown-Rosslyn Circulator Bus



  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Unveiling Clip - Opening Night 2013