Following previously reported visa delays, Isobel Pravda has arrived in New York and is now starring in the American premiere of The Good and the True. The Daniel Hrbek-helmed production officially opened on August 3 at off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre and also stars Saul Reichlin. Pravda replaces Hannah D. Scott.
Written by Daniel and Tomas Hrbek and Lucie Kolouchova, and adapted as an English language version by Brian Daniels, 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.
Pravda is the real granddaughter of Hana Pravda; she played her grandmother for the first time on stage last year in the UK. The show will play a limited engagement through September 14.