What do you want from me? Why do you want to bring it all up again? Are you expecting some exhibition? A portrait of the time? A portrait of a heroine? Olga…Best friend for all times, regimes and seasons. I hate this. When people take it so seriously.

Images from the life of Olga Havlová, which she didn’t chose herself, but proudly claimed as her own. Playwright Anna Saavedra, author of the play Secret Message from the Planet of Mothers, written as part of Theatre LETÍ’s residency programme and currently in its fourth successful season with Brno’s HaDivdlo, now turns her attention to Olga Havlová, former first lady of dissent and first lady of this country.

About the Company

Theatre LETÍ is an independent theatre group that thrives on a passion for new plays. We stage all dramatic texts in either Czech or world premieres. Our aim is to publicise contemporary developments in drama with a specific focus on European plays. We believe that our theatre is an open platform that freely unites all artists who thrive on a “passion for new plays.” Theatre LETÍ was established in 2005. Since then, LETÍ has produced over 60 plays by various contemporary playwrights (either in the form of full productions or staged readings) on various Prague stages, including Divadlo pod Palmovkou, Švandovo divadlo and others. Since October 2015 Theatre LETÍ has been based at Prague’s VILA Štvanice.


Theatre / company

Letí Theatre

Czech title

Olga (Václav Havel Is Not At Home – Solo for the First Lady)


Martina Schlegelová


Marie Špalová

Stage design

Pavla Kamanová