By Václav Havel
Translated from Czech by Paul Wilson
Directed by Stephen Nunns
WHEN: Now Playing through April 27th;
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:30 PM
WHERE: Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard Street, Baltimore
Members & Pioneer+ donors attend free.
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A comic workplace classic about the perils of standardized communication.
Company President Mr. Gross receives a memorandum but can’t read it because it’s written in Ptydepe, the newly invented language to which all correspondence must adhere. If he can’t figure out what it says, he’ll lose his job and certainly his mind. This satirical take on bureaucracy and office malarkey is an incisive look at 20th century communist Czechoslovakia, but it could just as easily be today’s America.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!!!
Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30 PM:
The performance of The Memo is totally and completely FREE.
No one should be excluded from seeing theatre for financial reasons. That's why we've decided the Wednesday, April 9th performance of The Memo should be free.
Tickets for the 7:30 performance are available at the door only.
The box office opens at 6:30 PM, and all tickets are first come, first serve.
Subject to availability, limit 2 per order.
- Listen to the cast and director talk about The Memo on WYPR's The Signal
- Listen to Carrots share a scene from The Memo on WTMD's Hit Parade Live
- Read an interview with Director Stephen Nunns on bmoreart.com
- Want to know more about Ptydepe (the language invented for The Memo)? Visit our What is Ptydepe? page.
At Single Carrot, we think theatre-going is an immersive experience that should be entertaining and educational. Please join us for a series of conversations that offer a deeper look at the context, themes, and ideas that surround The Memo.
*All events are completely FREE with your ticket to The Memo.
Thursday, April 10th
Between Theatre and Politics: The Memo as Dissidence
A discussion about the intersection between politics and performance in Václav Havel's life and work, as well as the implications of producing The Memo in the United States today. Featuring director Stephen Nunns and Dr. James Ball.
Thursday April 24th
Office Space: Dehumanizing Systems in The Memo
A panel discussion about the origins, history, and contemporary reality of living and working within bureaucratic systems. Featuring organizational psychologist Dr. Abby L. Mello and Federal Transit Administration Director of Communications Amy Bernstein.
Saturday, April 26th
From Velvet Underground to Velvet Revolution and Beyond: Václav Havel, Czechoslovakia, and the United States.
A symposium investigating the rich and difficult context surrounding Václav Havel's The Memo. Moderated by City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods.
5:30 PM - Panel discussion with experts on the context surrounding Václav Havel's The Memo.
6:30 PM - Wine and cheese reception
7:30 PM - Performance of The Memo
9:30 PM - Post-show discussion with panelists and artists from The Memo
Panelists: Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Dr. Jana Koplentova Rehak, and Frank Rehak.
Want to know more about the events related to our production of The Memo? Visit the Symposium and Discussions page on our website.