The Pig

Opera  Virtual Content


The Pig

by Václav Havel and Vladimír Morávek
featuring music from The Bartered Bride

composed by Bedřich Smetana
Adapted into English by Edward Einhorn
Direction and musical arrangements by Henry Akona

Havel: Robert Honeywell
Journalist: Katherine Boynton
Marjenka: Moira Stone
Jenik: Terrance Stone
Kesot: John Gallop III
Olga: Sandy York
Fanda: Christopher Yustin
Tap Master: Michael Whitney
Tap Master’s Wife: Jenny Lee Mitchell
Camera: Andrew Goldsworth
Grip: Mateo Moreno

Ensemble: Melissa Elledge, Jennifer Harder, David Hov, Emily Shankman, Phoebe Silva

Václav Havel needs a pig he can slaughter and cook for a party with his dissident friends. An American journalist arrives for an interview. The villagers have a pig to sell, but where is it? And why is everyone singing The Bartered Bride? Food, drink, song, video, politics and celebration collide in this theatrical-musical-technological-gastronomic extravaganza.

Originally presented March 6 – 29, 2014 at 3LD/3 Legged Dog in New York