BY DAVID POWNALL

“I'm more folk than you are.  I'm more folk than any of you.  To be honest with you, I'm the ultimate folk...do you know what's left of you that is folk?  The  grave that is waiting for you. All your pretensions will drop away, my son.  We'll dig you in like a spadeful of shit." 

INGENIOUS. COMIC. CHILLING.

An anteroom in the Kremlin. 

1948.

The Soviet Musician's Union Conference in Moscow.

Stalin is formulating his policy for the Arts in The Soviet Union and summons Shostakovich, and Prokofiev, the leading Russian composers of the day, in order that he can discuss, with the aid of his Cultural Minister, Zhdanov, their place as artists in Soviet society.

Needless to say, the discussion is conducted on Stalin's terms - but with a course that is far from predictable.

 

DIRECTED BY

Evan Frayne

CAST 

To be announced

 

 ALL EVENTS $60(till March 31st!)

 ALL EVENTS $60(till March 31st!)

RUNNING TIME

1 hour, 20 minutes

CONTENT ADVISORY

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Preview Performances:        July 9, 12

Matinée: August 13

Post-Show Talkback: August 7


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