by Václav Havel
translated by Paul Wilson
directed by Jiri Zizka
starring Oscar® nominee David Strathairn
May 19, 2010June 20, 2010

Meet the Artists

 • Production Manager


Krista Apple-Hodge • Monika
Janis Dardaris • Grandma
Mark Cairns • Albín
Mike Dees • Bob
Peter DeLaurier • Hanuš
Victoria Frings • Zuzanna
Leonard C. Haas • Dick
Trevor Long • Klein
Mary McCool • Bea
Kathryn Meisle • Irena
Jennifer R. Morris • Vlasta
Geddeth Smith • Oswald
Luigi Sottile • Victor
David Strathairn • Dr. Vilém Rieger
H. Michael Walls • Knobloch

Production Team

Jiri Zizka • Director
Václav Havel • Playwright
Paul Wilson • Translator
Klara Zieglerova • Set Designer
Vasilija Zivanic • Costume Designer
Jerold R. Forsyth • Lighting Designer
Nick Rye • Sound Designer
 • Dramaturg
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager
Geddeth Smith

Geddeth Smith (Oswald) happily returns to Philadelphia, having played here many times, his last appearance in The Big Knife at the Walnut Street Theatre; his first, with Eva LeGallienne and Signe Hasso in Mary Stuart at the Forrest. Broadway: Waiting in the Wings and Alice in Wonderland, among others. Off-Broadway: Peter Hall’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest (BAM), The Voysey Inheritance (Atlantic Theatre), Theophilus North and The Conscientious Objector (Keen Company), Aristocrats, Philadelphia, Here I Come, Shadow of a Gunman, and The Shaughraun (Irish Repertory Theatre). LORT: Cleveland Playhouse, Geva, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, et. Al. in a wide variety of roles, over fifty of them in Shakespeare’s plays. TV: Jan Kadar’s Blue Hotel; Man Without A Country et. Al. Associate Artist at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, and author of three biographies of actors: Eliza Poe; Thomas Abthorpe Cooper; and most recently, Walter Hampden.