A metaphysical farce, written by dissident Czechoslovak playwright (and future president) Václav Havel. Hummel, an academic, juggles lovers, philosophy, and the questions from a strange machine called Pazuk, while trying to make sense of his life. A new translation by Štěpàn Šimek.
Read an essay about the play.
Review from the Havel Festival:
"The play affirms Havel's place amongst the great absurdists of the mid-20th century."