31 may - 4 june 2023

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha

Thu 1 June | 20:30 - 22:30 | De Balie | Grote Zaal
Zara Toksöz

Sasha, a colonel in the Ukrainian army who died due to a heart failure, sees his widow Katia and his stepdaughter Oksana prepare his funeral feast. A year later, the country will be engulfed in the events that can make the dead rise. Sasha is ready to be resurrected, but his family is not. They are reluctant to bury him again.

In the series Endless February, Frascati Productions and De Balie offer a human face to the war in Ukraine. Contemporary Ukrainian plays are presented in collaboration with director Iana Gudzenko and actress Alesia Andrushevska.

In this third iteration of the collaboration, the magical realist play Take The Rubbish Out, Sasha is performed. Kyiv-based playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit wrote the play in 2014, when the Russian army annexed the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. Within the year the Russian army occupied the Crimea in Southern Ukraine.


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