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.
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.
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1 hour, 20 minutes
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Preview Performances: July 9, 12
Matinée: August 13
Post-Show Talkback: August 7
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