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Moscoviáda. // Gastspiel von Divadlo X10 nach dem Roman von Juri Andruchowytsch

In the organizer's words:

Moscow, early 90s. The Ukrainian poet Otto von F. wakes up hungover in the dormitory of the Gorky Literary Institute. The poetic hopes of the Soviet provinces live there in a confined space. The empire is crumbling, the mood is tense, vodka is in short supply. Otto makes his way through the capital of the crumbling empire and, after several stops, falls into the hands of secret service agents who are breeding an army of rats in the catacombs beneath the Kremlin and celebrating Ukraine as a primeval Russian territory.

- Yuri Andrukhovych is one of Ukraine's most important contemporary writers. In his famous novel "Moscoviáda" ("The Muscovites", 1993), he sketches the dissolution of the Soviet empire in a carnivalesque tableau, but also how the dream of an eternal Russian superpower lives on. In the current geopolitical and military situation, the text is visionary and frightening. Director Dušan David Pařízek transformed the "horror novel" into a stage version, which premiered in Prague in December 2022. The production was nominated for the Theatre Critics' Award.

Czech with German and Ukrainian surtitles.

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