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A powerful new play from today's Russia presented by artists in exile due to their anti-war position. A mother of a mobilised Russian soldier plunges into the abyss as she struggles to comb through state propaganda and lies. Where lie the limits of personal responsibility? Can an individual stand up against the system? Echoing the actual political situation in Russia, this dark tale reflects on the price of truth and freedom with a touch of absurdity and disarming sincerity. A look at the country grappling with the reality of war and repressions.
Written by Natalia Lizorkina in March 2022, Vanya Is Alive has already been presented as a reading at numerous Russian-speaking theatre festivals around the globe. This exemplary piece of new writing will be shown in a fresh English translation ahead of its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Text - Natalia Lizorkina
Director, translator - Ivanka Polchenko
Cast - Nikolay Mulakov
Assistant director - Elena Gordienko
With the participation of Ksenia Peretrukhina and Olga Sukhovey
Produced with the support of Pushkin House and Exchange Theatre.
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