by Pyotr Gladilin

Translation by Michael Wasserman and John Freedman
Directed by Amber Robinson


Saturday August 31st
The performance begins at 7:30pm, followed by drinks and conversation.


TUTA (4670 N. Manor Ave) just off the Francisco Brown Line stop.


Translated by: Michael Wasserman and John Freedman
Directed by: Amber Robinson
Featuring: Lauren Demerath, Andy Hager, Huy Nguyen, Milan Pribisic, Michael Wasserman


In a remote Siberian military outpost, a miraculous turn of events finds an old paratrooper and a young girl debating the meaning of art, death, and love. As the two search for meaning in both Shakespeare and science fiction, the surrounding structures of violence threaten to extinguish the tiny flame in their souls.

A heart-rending and original tale by contemporary Russian writer, Pyotr Gladilin, this US premiere reading will feature a new translation by Michael Wasserman and John Freedman.

The performance will be followed by a reception and discussion with the artists of TUTA.


Admission is FREE; However donations are welcome ($10 suggested). If you would like to reserve a seat please fill out the following form. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

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TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.