TACT’s “The Memorandum” to Extend Through December 4 – 7 Additional Performances
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TACT/THE ACTORS COMPANY THEATRE
ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF
BY VÁCLAV HAVEL
SEVEN PERFORMANCES ADDED
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 4
New York, NY (11/11/10) – TACT/The Actors Company Theatre (Scott Alan Evans, Cynthia Harris and Simon Jones, Co-Artistic Directors), the critically-acclaimed company “dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,” announced today that due to audience demand, its production of Václav Havel’s The Memorandum will extend for seven (7) additional performances (through Saturday, December 4th at 8pm). Directed by TACT Company Member and Associate Producer Jenn Thompson, performances began at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre (410West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Monday, October 25th, 2010. Opening night was Thursday, November 4th at 7:30pm. Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, November 27th, The Memorandum will now end its run following the 8pm performance on Saturday, December 4th.
The cast of The Memorandum includes TACT Company Members Mark Alhadeff, Jeffrey C. Hawkins, John Plumpis, James Prendergast, Lynn Wright and guest artists Nilanjana Bose, Trent Dawson, Joel Leffert and Kate Levy.
The creative team is comprised of Adrian W. Jones (sets), David Toser (costumes), Philip S. Rosenberg (lights), Stephen Kunken (sound/projections), Joseph Trapanese (original music), and Lily Fairbanks (properties). Meredith Dixon is Production Stage Manager.
In The Memorandum, renowned playwright, former political prisoner, and the first president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel, gives us a spiky satire of bureaucracy gone mad. When the managing director of an enormous organization discovers that all office communications are suddenly being written in “Ptydepe,” a newly invented and impossibly complicated language, his attempts to get one memo translated lead him through an increasingly ridiculous maze of red tape.
The Memorandum will have the following performance schedule: Monday, Wednesday – Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $36.25 – $56.25 and are available 24/7 through Telecharge.com/212-239-6200 or at the Theatre Row box office (410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) between 12pm and 8pm daily.
Here’s what the critics have to say about “THE MEMORANDUM”…
“A handsome production. Has the crisp precision of farce. ‘Mad Men’ meets Czech modern.”
– The New York Times
“Intriguing…Havel’s mischievous satire contains many dark delights…
think ‘Brazil’ meets ‘Office Space.’”
– Time Out NY
“A brisk lighthearted production…filled with humor.”
– Associated Press
“Very well executed…remains as relevant now as it was in the shadow after the fall of Stalinism.”
“Worthy of Kafka.”
“Timeless. A rare chance to see a classic.”
– Lighting and Sound America