Tickets for June and July performances of Václav Havel's Leaving go on sale Monday, February 9
Tickets from CZK 220 to CZK 690 can be purchased at the Archa Theatre box office.
Dates of summer performances:
Thursday, June 18
Friday, June 19
Monday, June 22
Thursday, June 25
Sunday, June 28
Monday, June 29
Tuesday, June 30
Wednesday, July 1
Thursday, July 2
Always from 20:00
If you want to see real 21st century theatre right now in Prague that is original, metaphorical and at the same time communicates a stage poetry – no Biedermeier illusionist boxes – then go to Archa for Havel’s and Radok’s Leaving.
Vladimír Just, Literární noviny
Once all of the ecstatic articles celebrating the power and drama of Václav Havel’s play Leaving have passed, one fact will remain: this is the indisputable quality of Havel’s writing and the excellent staging by David Radok. Leaving at Archa Theatre is the event of the season, not only a social event, but above all a theatrical one.
Jana Soprová, Scéna.cz
A month before the end of the season, it can be stated with confidence that the staging of Leaving is among its supreme events. It is a great success for Václav Havel, David Radok and the actors, as well as for the Archa Theatre team, which demonstrated courage in a complicated situation.
Jana Machalická, Lidové noviny
Premiere league: Havel returns to theatre in triumph
Kate Connolly, The Guardian
Freed from power, Havel mocks it.
Andrew Purvis, Time Magazine
What can a popular ex-president do for a second act? Václav Havel has returned to his theatre roots. Mr. Havel’s first new play in 20 years opened in the Archa Theatre.
Melena Ryzik, The New York Times
The most anticipated theatrical event of the year – the premiere of Václav Havel’s Leaving – took place at Archa Theatre. It ended with a standing ovation.
Back to art, Havel meditates on power. Leaving is a semiautobiographical “King Lear”-like meditation on the seductiveness of power.
Dan Bilefsky, The New York Times