To honor the passing of the famed playwright and revolutionary Vaclav Havel, who died in December of last year, San Francisco Theater Pub presents a one night only reading of his comedy The Memorandum.
In The Memorandum, middle-manager Josef Gross comes into work one day to find a memo written in an incomprehensible language – a language designed by the corporation to improve efficiency. As Gross struggles make sense of an increasingly senseless work environment, Havel’s scathing satire paints a biting portrait of ambition and incompetence.
With Havel’s signature rapid fire dialogue, dry wit, and impish humor, the Memorandum is the definitive play for anyone who’s ever felt their job was hell.
The Memorandum is adapted and directed by Bennett Fisher, who directed Havel’s Audience in Theater Pub’s first season. As always, the event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation, and begins at 8 PM on Tuesday, May 15 at the Cafe Royale. We suggest getting there early, as we tend to fill up.
Featuring: Brian Markley, Geoffrey Nolan, Sarah Gold, Rik Lopes, Dimas Guardado, Maura Halloran, Melissa Clascon Burns, Lauren Doucette, Megan Trout, Neil Higgins, Paul Stout and Donald Budge.