«  Завтра была война » – «  Tomorrow Was the War »

On the eve of the Day of the Soviet Army Donetsk’s Youth Theatre “Na Grani” (“On the Verge”) presented to the audience a play “Tomorrow Was the War” based on the novel written by Boris Vasilyev. The play recreates with authenticity the atmosphere of the 1930s-1940s Soviet Union, which stirs at once the feelings of admiration and horror, and, thus, mesmerizes and entices. The year is 1940. A small provincial town. A 9-year schoolgirl, Vika Lyuberetskaya, recites poems by the banned poet Sergey Yesenin. Soon her father is arrested as an enemy of the people. The girl gets hunted at school after that, and she commits suicide.

According to the director Tatyana Shatalova’s opinion, the performance is still relevant today: “If at least in somebody’s mind, after watching the show, arises an idea that it is necessary to stop the war and to start thinking about the future, especially about our children, thereat our work wasn’t a waste”.

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