Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway

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Direct from celebrated tours in the United Kingdom and Belgium, the award-winning Czech stage drama THE GOOD AND THE TRUE -- starring Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin -- will have its American premiere this summer at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St.). Conceived and originally produced under the auspices of Prague's acclaimed leading repertory theatre Svandovo Divadlo, THE GOOD AND THE TRUE will play an eight-week limited engagement beginning Thursday, July 24, 2014 with an official opening on Sunday, August 3. The production will conclude its American premiere engagement on Sunday, September 14. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

THE GOOD AND THE TRUE is written by Daniel Hrbek, Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels. It is helmed by award-winning Czech director Daniel Hrbek.

The play intertwines the true testimonies of two extraordinary people -- Czech athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda. They both spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps and acclaim from spectators -- but this pales in significance compared to their earlier lives enduring the indignities of incarceration and survival at the hands of occupied Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. THE GOOD AND THE TRUE chronicles the experiences of these two remarkable people -- both of whom were true survivors in every sense of the word. Did they possess exceptional qualities, or was their survival just good luck? The play's English title -- THE GOOD AND THE TRUE -- was created from the English translations of its subjects' last names: Dobry, the Czech word for "good," and Pravda, the Czech word for "true."

Actress Isobel Pravda is the real granddaughter of survivor Hana Pravda; she played her grandmother for the first time on stage last year in the UK and will reprise that performance for American audiences this summer. Actor Saul Reichlin is an award-winning actor whose one man play Sholom Aleichem: Now You're Talking! has been performed in the West End, in New York and in several countries throughout Europe.

The production features scenic design and costume design by Daniel Hrbek, lighting design by Karel Simek and sound design by Martin Hejl.

The American premiere of THE GOOD AND THE TRUE is produced by Svandovo Divadlo, Prague; and the New End Theatre, London with leading theatre impresario Brian Daniels.

THE GOOD AND THE TRUE begins preview performances at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street) on Thursday, July 24. Opening Night is Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. The weekly performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.; and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. NOTE: There will be no matinee performance on Sunday, August 3. The running time for THE GOOD AND THE TRUE is 80 minutes without intermission.

Regular tickets are $65 each and premium seats are $75 each. Tickets are now available by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Daryl Roth Theatre Box Office (101 E. 15th St.). For more information, visit www.GoodAndTruePlay.com.

Photos courtesy Svandovo Divadlo.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Isboel Pravda as Hana Pravda

Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Saul Reichlin as Milos Dobry

Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Isobel Pravda as Hana Pravda

Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Saul Reichlin as Milos Dobry

Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Isobel Pravda as Hana Pravda

Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Saul Reichlin as Milos Dobry

Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Isobel Pravda as Hana Pravda

Photo Flash: First Look at Svandovo Divadlo's THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
Saul Reichlin as Milos Dobry

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