Brno theatre stages previously unknown Havel play

The Brno theatre Divadlo Husa na provázku is putting on the first public performance of a previously unknown play by Václav Havel on Saturday, Mladá fronta Dnes reported. The play Prase (Pig) is about a playwright named Václav Havel who attempts to secure a pig for a zabijačka, or pig-killing. However, the local villagers, who are dressed in traditional folk costumes, will only sell the animal for a highly inflated price. The play is believed to be from 1987, two years before Mr Havel led the Velvet Revolution, which overthrew communist rule in Czechoslovakia. Prase will get its official premiere at Divadlo Husa na provázku in June.

Author: Ian Willoughby