Author: Alla Ilyasova


Description: Six orphans struggle to survive in a small Russian village just after the Civil War.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 10/6/2016
Content Advisory: Some violence and stage combat.
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 4 Males

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Children/Students · Coming of Age · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Fight Sequences · Grief and Mourning · Historical · Mostly Male Characters · Religion and Spirituality · Single Set · Social Issues · War

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2016

Original Production Information

Svetlyachki premiered at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (Theatre at the 14th Street Y) with the following cast and crew:

Vishka: Ross Alden
Masha: Julia Christgau
Verka: Stephanie Fagan
Yakov: Jordan Gwiazdowski
Yemelya: Evan Sokal
Klop: Ken Urso

Director: Colleen Britt

Producer: Infinite Variety Productions
Set Designer: Shawn Lewis
Lighting Designer: Janet Berka
Sound Designer: Daryl Bornstein
Costume Designer: Dani Blum
Fight Choreographer: Katie Downey
Stage Manager: Danielle Campbell