Teatr.doc to premiere play, "The Bolotnaya Square case"

posted 30 Apr 2015, 05:40 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 May 2015, 13:00 ]
27 April 2015

Source: HRO.org (info)
“The Bolotnaya Square case,” a play based on interviews with the families of people imprisoned following the Bolotnaya Square demonstration of 6 May 2012, is to be premiered by Teatra.doc on 6 May 2015.

Teatra.doc describes the play as follows on its website:

"The Bolotnaya Square case” is a play about one of the most notorious political trials in Russia’s recent history. Criminal proceedings were initiated against those detained on 6 May 2012 during the ‘March of the Millions’ protest, and many were given prison sentences and remain in jail.

“These are innocent people who – along with their families – have had their lives torn apart. And yet the public is gradually forgetting about the Bolotnaya prisoners, because after all there is no shortage of bad news in today’s media landscape.

“According to an old saying, if you can’t change your circumstances, change your attitude. Having found themselves unable to alter the fate of the Bolotnaya prisoners, people are simply trying to forget about them. Yet these prisoners and their families are unwilling and unable to let this happen; they are forced to live with the truth every day.

“It would have been impossible for Teatr.doc to sit back and say nothing, and even while the case was being investigated we took part in protests to demonstrate our support for the Bolotnaya prisoners. Now our company has created a play based on documents and interviews with the prisoners and their families".

Playwright – Polina Borodina

Director – Elena Gremina

Actors: Konstantin Kozhevnikov, Anastasya Patlay, Varvara Faer, Marina Boiko

The premiere will take place at 8 p.m. on 6 May at Teatra.doc’s Moscow venue (ulitsa Spartakovskaya 3, building 3). The theatre company has funded the costs of staging the production itself. Suitable for over 18s.

To register and purchase tickets, please call 8 916 653 09 89

Translated by Joanne Reynolds