A drama in two acts
Spring 1942. At a quiet patrol station, away from the war, the members of a half-platoon of antiaircrafters spend their days drinking hooch and chasing after girls to while away their boredom. Vaskov, the platoon commander, delivers report after report to his senior officers requesting that he be given soldiers indifferent to women and alcohol. His wish is finally granted when he is ordered to take command of a group of female soldiers.
Boris Vasilyev's novel about the love, life and death of female anti-aircraft gunners has been staged many times. But this may be the first time that this is done without the intent of telling about the heroism of women in war. In the Masterskaya Theatre's production, the spotlight is aimed at the absurd cruelty of a world in which men kill women, in which beauty, femininity and motherhood are destroyed...
The premiere took place on September 2nd, 2011.
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission. Recommended for audiences 14 and up.
Director and playwright – Polina Nevedomskaya
Production Designer – Anna Markus
Light Designer – Elena Kuznetsova
Music Director – Andrei Yurev
Video Director – Konstantin Shepanovskiy