Protest and The Licence
Protest concerns the arrest of a pop musician. Vanek (the semi-autobiographical character based on Havel) is invited to the house of Stanek, a well-known writer and media figure. But why has he been invited? And is it fortunate that he happens to have in his pocket a petition protesting at the singer's arrest? Later revived in 2008 as part of the Havel Season. The Licence was performed alongside it, as was originally intended by Havel and Kohout.