Mayfest: 'Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker'

Mon 21st – Sat 26th May 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Fuel and Belarus Free Theatre

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Devised by Belarus Free Theatre Adapted and directed by Vladimir Shcherban

Welcome to Minsk – the sexiest city in the world! Strip clubs, underground raves and gay pride parades pulse beneath the surface of a city where sexuality is twisted by oppression. If scars are sexy then Minsk must be the sexiest city in the world. A love letter to a home that exiles those willing to fight for it, Minsk, 2011 celebrates and mourns a land that has lost its way. This is a rare opportunity to experience a provocative and heartbreaking show from a revolutionary company.

Belarus Free Theatre was founded in 2OO5 in Europe’s last surviving dictatorship; the company is one of the most outspoken critics of Belarus’s repressive regime. Many company members have served time in prison, lost their jobs, gone into hiding or been exiled. Despite this, the company continues to develop award-winning work with the support of artists around the world.

Fringe First winner 2011.

In Russian with English surtitles.

"What makes it heart-rending is the knowledge that the events described are true."

*****THE TELEGRAPH

"This remarkable company shares its experiences with such wit, intelli- gence and theatrical imagination."

**** THE SCOTSMAN

Originally presented at Pleasance. Developed in residence at the Dartington Space with the support of the Dartington Hall Trust. Funded by Arts Council England.

Admission: £13(£11)

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