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Insulted. Belarus(sia)

Belarus protesters

Insulted. Belarus(sia)

by Andrei Kureichik

English translation
by John Freedman

A Co-Production of Tantrum Theater and
Ohio University’s Department of Playwriting 

Watch the reading here

Original reading Friday, September 25, 6 PM

This play was written by Andrei Kureichik, the well-known Belarusian playwright and member of the Coordination Council of Belarus. It tells the story of the first month of the Belarusian revolution, its ups and downs on the eve of the inevitable democratization of the country after 26 years of dictatorship. All characters have real prototypes, in some you will recognize former and current leaders of the country, in others - incredible Belarusians who have gone out to battle the totalitarian machine, sometimes at the cost of their lives, their freedom, and their loved ones. They represent polar points of view in the awakened Belarusian society. The author seeks to understand how the Belarusian revolution differs from Prague in 1968, Russia in 1991 and Ukraine in 2014. He tells of the tragic escalation of violence and repression employed by the authorities to repress freedom-seeking Belarusians with bayonets and clubs, and how solidarity, truth and faith in human values inevitably lead to victory over evil. 

Program for Insulted. Belarus(sia)

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