Bad Roads

Thursday, April 4, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019

For the spring mainstage production, Professor Jody McAuliffe will direct a new work from Ukranian playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit entitled Bad Roads.  

Cast: 4 women, 3 men  (Auditions will be October 21 & 22.)

From the director:  "Bad Roads is a new play by documentary playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit, the leading Ukrainian playwright of her generation.  It was recently produced at the Royal Court Theater in London, where she’s worked since 2004.  This is a powerful play that explores what it’s like to be a woman in wartime, specifically in Ukraine, and the collateral damage suffered by women in war.  The story it tells is important.  Love and heartbreak, sex and terror in violent and sometimes bitterly comic vignettes from the front.  I found the play fresh and insightful and the mix of tones surprising and exciting. She is a masterful playwright whose work is 'complex and compelling,' 'masterly and woundingly memorable.' I am hoping to bring the playwright here to participate in the process."

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