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When

Wed 17 Feb, 7.00PM - BOOK

Wed 17, Thur 18, Sat 20, Mon 22 & Tue 23 Feb, 7pm & Sun 21 Feb, 4pm

3hr 30min including interval

 

Bookings
BOCS Groups: 9321 6831
Info: Mandy 6488 8636
schools@perthfestival.com.au



Price

Schools price
$15.50
1 complimentary supervisor ticket per 10 student tickets
Includes BOCS booking fee




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LIFE AND FATE

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY VASILY GROSSMAN ADAPTED AND STAGED BY LEV DODIN

IN RUSSIAN WITH SURTITLES
CONTAINS NUDITY

SUITABILITY: Year 11–12 Drama, Literature, English, Modern History
THEMES: Family, politics, morals, history, communism

An intimate portrait of resilience in history’s darkest moment.

The world renowned Maly Drama Theatre brings a stirring historical work that sees intimate moments of family drama against the backdrop of major political upheavals in the Soviet Union of 1943.

Adapted from Vasily Grossman’s 1960 novel – banned in the USSR for its depiction of communism – the story follows Jewish physicist Viktor Shtrum. Worried by growing anti-Semitism, Shtrum must balance personal morality with aiding Stalin’s pursuit of the atomic bomb, all the while striving to protect his family. Yet where there is life, there is hope.

To experience a Maly production is to realise the power of theatre to transform. Arguably Russia's leading theatre director today, Lev Dodin spent four years adapting the novel, brilliantly managing to retain its psychological complexity, philosophical yearning and political importance.