The Memorandum

MemoBy Vaclav Havel

October 25 through December 4, 2010

The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

In The Memorandum, renowned playwright, former political prisoner, and the first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav 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 indecipherable language, his attempts to get one memo translated leads him through an increasingly ridiculous maze of red tape.



Prendergast, who stepped into the production at the last minute to replace an injured Simon Jones, delivers admirably.” —TheaterMania

The acting in The Memorandum is uniformly superb.” —CurtainUp