Russian Diaries

Aľa RachmanovováRoman Polák

Russian Diaries

Drama

Dramatisation of a novel about attacks on Russian intelligentsia.

The new SND building, Drama hall
28. 9. 2022 19:00 h - 22:30 h

Schedule of performances

Wednesday 7. 12. 2022
19:00 h 22:30 h
In sales
Thursday 12. 1. 2023
19:00 h 22:30 h
Announced
Friday 13. 1. 2023
10:00 h 13:30 h
Announced

“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 Tomáš Maštalír
Yekaterina Pavlovna Kalininkova Monika Hilmerová
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) Alexandra Trávniková (as a guest)
Lieberman Kristóf Melecsky (as a guest) Kristián Kozmenko (as a guest)
Lidočka Soňa Fábryová (as a guest)