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UCSB Department of Theater Presents: The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

by Meg Miroshnik
directed by Tom Whitaker

Feb 14 – 16 & 18 – 21 / 8 PM
Feb 15, 16 & 22 / 2 PM

HSSB Performing Arts Theater, UC Santa Barbara
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni

Once upon a time – in 2005 – a twenty-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to brush up on the language and lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous Post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels, designer bags, and luxe fur coats, she discovers an enchanted motherland teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious and treacherous than any childhood fairytale: her own.

A finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the play is the winner of the Kendeda Award and through that award, premiered at the Alliance Theater. In a Russian translation (by Maria Kroupnik), it was the winner of the Masterskaya na Begavoi and is a part of the Repertory at the Moscow Playwright and Director Center. The play was produced at Washington Ensemble Theater in September 2012, and will have its professional American premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in February 2014.

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