Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday
Two linked Soviet-era plays from the Russian playwright dubbed the 'female Chekhov'.
Cinzano and Smirnova's Birthday depict the grim reality of domestic life in Soviet Russia. In Cinzano, three young men drink themselves into a stupor to escape their drab lives and family responsibilities. In its companion piece, Smirnova's Birthday, the men's girlfriends meet up at a birthday celebration.
'Funny, unpredictable and sad; and immediately buttonholes you with warmth and intimacy'Financial Times
5 May 2004Size: 198mm x 129mm
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