Theatre Reading: Adam The Creator by Embassy of the Czech Republic
The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a reading of Adam The Creatorby Karel and Josef Čapek, adapted and presented by theatre artists Pete Danelski and Megan Diehl, on March 14, 2019, at 6 pm. First written in Czech in 1928, and translated into English only once in 1931, Adam The Creator has spent a century virtually forgotten in the United States. Embracing the Čapek brothers’ signature social commentary and dark humor, the adaptation renews this often forgotten parable with a uniquely contemporary American voice. The reading will be in English.
This reading will be DC’s first presentation of Adam The Creator.
The event is presented in collaboration with the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU).
About Adam The Creator:
Adam, out of frustration with the corrupt state of humanity, publicly negates all of existence and is then charged with the re-creation of the universe. He ventures to build a new, better world by attempting to create the ideal man, woman, and companion from the clay of creation and the breath of life. Grappling with the inherent struggles of implementing his ideals in reality, he creates his own Alter Ego, who in turn challenges Adam to create the ideal society, with catastrophic results. Through his attempt to create a better world from his own solitary existence, Adam ultimately glimpses the inherent value of life and the beauty of humanity despite its flaws.
About the Artists:
Pete Danelski is a DC based playwright and director, as well as a 2019 Director-in-Residence with the Drama League in New York City. He is also the Business & Operations Associate with CulturalDC. Pete holds degrees from DeSales University and Trinity College Dublin.
Megan Diehl is a playwright and director, while also serving as the Advancement & Communications Manager for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. She is a graduate of DeSales University and holds a master’s degree from Villanova University.
Date/Time: March 14, at 6 pm
Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
RSVP by March 13, 2019 to https://adamthecreator.eventbrite.com
Please consider supporting this and future readings of Adam the Creatorby visiting their fundraising page.
Embassy Security Policy: For entrance, all guests will be subject to security screening. Photo ID is required and must match RSVP confirmation for each individual. No admittance will be permitted without proper registration. Bags and suitcase are not allowed. Only small purses are permitted but must be opened for inspection. Coat check is not available.
Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.
Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.
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