The Increased Difficulty of Concentration

by Václav Havel
December 9

To honor Havel’s life a celebrated playwright, political dissident, and later president of the Czech Republic, Cutting Ball is proud to present a reading of one of his most challenging and delightful plays. Social Scientist Eduard Huml is busy conducting experiments, coming up with theories, trying to keep his wife happy as well as his mistress. The complexity of his life is accentuated by Havel’s playing of the scenes of his life in “out-of-time” order. Watching this hilarious play is a dizzying and exhilarating experience.

The Cutting Ball Theater’s 2015-16 season is made possible in part by Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fleishhacker Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mental Insight Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The RHE Charitable Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The San Francisco Foundation, and The Zellerbach Family Foundation, and Season Producers John and Paula Gambs, Ken Melrose, and Velia Melrose.