Hey, if you find yourself in the Southern Tier of Upstate New York this weekend, come to the Phelps Mansion in Binghamton (191 Court Street) for STAR Theatre’s production of Vaclav Havel’s Obie-winning play “The Memorandum.”
You may remember Havel’s name from the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. He became the first president of the Czech Republic. But he’d long been a literary figure before that.
“The Memorandum” is a dark comedy with absurdist elements, satirizing Communist-era bureaucracy, but elements will ring true to anyone who has worked in a big organization that makes surprisingly dumb decisions and is rife with political shenanigans.
This is my return the stage after a hiatus of about three decades. I’m having tons of fun and would love to see you there!