Produced by Yulia Maslova
15 November 2019
How Theater Professionals Helped Stage The Velvet Revolution
Thirty years ago, theater professionals in Czechoslovakia used their skills and renown to help rally public opinion against the brutal breakup of a November 17, 1989 anti-government rally in Prague. The demonstrators’ defiance would lead to the Velvet Revolution, a peaceful changeover from communist to democratic rule. Current Time spoke to some of those who took part, and who remember when, for a moment, all of Czechoslovakia was their stage.