Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday

Cast: 3m (Cinzano); 3f 1m (Birthday)

Staging: Simple set

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598127Publication Date:
5 May 2004
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
English version: Tron Theatre, Glasgow, 1989

Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday

By Ludmila Petrushevskaya Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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Two linked plays from the Russian playwright dubbed the 'female Chekhov', depicting the grim reality of domestic life in Soviet Russia, in English translations by Stephen Mulrine.

In Cinzano, three young men drink themselves into a stupor to escape their drab lives and family responsibilities.

Ludmila Petrushevskaya's play Cinzano was first staged in this translation at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in November 1989.

In the companion piece, Smirnova's Birthday, the men's girlfriends meet up at a birthday celebration.

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'Funny, unpredictable and sad; and immediately buttonholes you with warmth and intimacy'

Financial Times

'Translated into lively, colloquial Glaswegian by Stephen Mulrine, the play looks at a subject painfully full of home truths for Russians and Scots alike: drunkenness. ... The play charts the shifting stages of inebriation with comedy that is accurate, perceptive but above all compassionate... a marvellous evening's theatre, entertaining and thought-provoking on so many levels... Cinzano reaches parts other theatre doesn't'

Herald

Cast: 3m (Cinzano); 3f 1m (Birthday)

Staging:Simple set

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598127Publication Date:
5 May 2004
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Stephen Mulrine:

The Government Inspector
The Misanthrope
The Proposal
The Game Of Love And Chance
Chekhov: Four Plays
The Marriage of Figaro
Summerfolk
The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
Ibsen: Three Plays
The Servant of Two Masters
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Drama Classics)
Ghosts (Drama Classics)
Swansong
An Enemy of the People
John Gabriel Borkman
Chekhov: Shorts
The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
The Bear
Ivanov
The Wedding
A Tragic Figure
Children of the Sun
The Wild Duck
Chekhov on Theatre
On the Evils of Tobacco

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