Russian Diaries

Aľa RachmanovováRoman Polák

Russian Diaries

Drama

Dramatisation of a novel about attacks on Russian intelligentsia.

The new SND building, Drama hall
30. 3. 2019 31. 3. 2019 20. 4. 2019

Schedule of performances

Wednesday 28. 9. 2022
19:00 h 22:30 h
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Thursday 29. 9. 2022
10:00 h 13:30 h
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Saturday 29. 10. 2022
19:00 h 22:30 h
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“We shall shoot you like dogs, along with your white collars, you intelligent swine.”

What to do when academic attainment which one longed for the entire life, suddenly becomes a drawback; When knowledge becomes an instrument of dominance and suppression; When one becomes subject of suspicion just because of wearing spectacles? What to do when crudeness becomes a virtue, ignorance is deemed to be innocence and ruthlessness is seen as “fair anger”? Can educational attainment and cultural astuteness defend themselves and their status? Rakhmanova’s diaries portray the fate of young girl from a cultured family who thirsts for learning during the Bolshevik revolution and Russian civil war. The diaries are most powerful, authentic and impressive account about an era that sprang out of control, a terrifying narrative that is at the same time deep, one that unveils the deepest corners of soul.

Running time: 3 hrs 30 mins with one interval

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Production Team

Translated by Zuzana Demjanová
Dramatisation and directed by Roman Polák
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Stage design Pavel Borák

Cast

Alexandra Ľvovna Rachamanovová Jana Kovalčiková
Grandfather František Kovár
Zinaida Vasilievna Pesotska, Vice-Governor Zdena Studenková
Junior Professor Georgi Alexandrovich Ján Koleník (as a guest)
Yekaterina Pavlovna Kalininkova Monika Hilmerová
Grizelda Nikolayevna Dominika Kavaschová
Gorbunov Robert Roth
Colonel Orlov Emil Horváth
Porter Pugovkin Branislav Bystriansky
Otmar Filip Šebesta (as a guest)
Irina Ľvovna Rachmanovová Ráchel Šoltésová (as a guest)
Nataša Ľvovna Rachmanovová Romana Ondrejkovičová (as a guest)
Natočka Karin Tužinská (as a guest)
Marusia Petuchovová Alexandra Trávniková (as a guest) Anežka Petrová
Maňa Beľajevova Fanni Hostomská (as a guest)
Lieberman Kristóf Melecsky (as a guest) Kristián Kozmenko (as a guest)
Lidočka Soňa Fábryová (as a guest) Bibiana Pogány (as a guest)