temptation

The Annex

March 6 - 9, 2008
Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Tickets $5
Please contact The New School Box Office: 66 W. 12th St. 
212-229-5488, boxoffice@newschool.edu  or the day of the performance you can purchase the tickets before the show.

Written by: Vaclav Havel
Translated by: Marie Winn
Directed and Designed by: Zishan Ugurlu
Composed by: Stefania de Kenessey
Featuring students of Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts



Written by the last President of Czechoslovakia/ the first President of the Czech Republic and long-time human rights activist, Vaclav Havel, Temptation is a re-telling of Dr. Faust set in a scientific institute in a totalitarian state, which is informed by Havel’s own experience in Czechoslovakia under a government that governs by coercion and fear and demands conformity. 
This production of Temptation is set in Post-9/11 New York City, where a culture of surveillance and suspicion is not-so-slowly becoming the norm.  The play employs multimedia techniques to create a background of questions of science, technology, privacy and morality.   

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