by Peter Flannery
after the screenplay by Nikita Mikhalkov and Rustam Ibragimbekov
19 August – 11 September 2010
ABOUT THE SHOW
Adapted from the 1994 OSCAR® winner for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, this taut political thriller set at the dawn of Stalin’s Great Terror is a finely-observed human comedy.
In 1936, decorated Red Army war Hero General Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his country house with his much younger wife Maroussia, their child Nadia and an extended family of grandmothers and cousins. This bucolic peace is progressively shattered however, firstly by tanks threatening to destroy the villagers’ wheat fields and then by the arrival of Maroussia’s mysterious former lover Mitia.
Caught up in an atmosphere of sexual jealousy, revenge and political betrayal, the unsuspecting characters are plunged into the sinister world of Stalinist Russia where a fall from grace has fatal consequences.
Director Louise Fischer
Set Designer Tom Bannerman
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Costume Designer Rae Spratt
Cast Adrian Adam, Paul Armstrong, Christian Baines, Sandra Campbell, Tiarnie Coupland, Wade Doolan, Elly Goodman, Gertraud Ingeborg, Sasha Janowicz, Mark Langham, Shondelle Pratt, David Ritchie, Samantha Roylance, Gary Smith, Victoria Trojczak, Jennifer Truong, Sandy Velini and Jordan Warner
Thurs – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm
Group $22 (10+)
School Groups $17 (10+)
Preview Wednesday 18 August $10
“Pay What You Can”Sunday 22 August @ 5pm (minimum $10 – in person from 1 hour prior to performance. Subject to availability)
Student Rush $17 (conditions apply)