Covenant College Theatre Department Presents "Protest" ​and Other Writings

Scene from Protest

 

Inspired by the life of political dissident, playwright, and statesman Vaclav Havel

 

The Covenant College Theatre Department will perform Vaclav Havel’s Protest​ on September 28-29 and October 5-6, 2018. Tickets can be purchased at the door, while seating is available. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors, students, and employees. To reserve tickets, visit covenant.edu/theatre or contact the box office at ​boxoffice@covenant.edu​ or 706-419-1051.

 

In Protest,​ the price of avoiding hypocrisy becomes apparent to two old friends who seek each other’s aid in political matters. Camille Hallstrom, director of Protest states, ​“We really should put Havel [the playwright] in the same category as Martin Luther King or Gandhi.... This man was able to start a revolution without any bloodshed.” For a more in-depth description of the play, check out the press release.

 

Protest​,​ ​along with others of Havel’s political writings, will be performed in Sanderson Hall Auditorium at September 28th and 29th at 8:00 pm, October 5th at 6:30 pm, and October 6th at 2:30 pm. Alumni Jonathan Austin ’18 (Stanek) and Mark Gabriel ’18 (Vanek) are the leads in ​Protest​, with Mary Brook Diamond ’22, Emily Cothran ’22 and Cara Smole ’22 appearing as the Chorus.

 

Following the matinee performance on October 6th, a discussion panel​ will be held with several faculty members: Bill Davis and John Wingard of Philosophy, Bill Tate of English, Richard Follett of History, and the director Camille Hallstrom.