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Realism – by Paul Galloway
28th September – 7th October 2018
In the summer of 1939 in a small Moscow theatre a company of actors begin rehearsals of a new play to commemorate Stalin’s sixtieth birthday. It is a tough gig, because for Soviet artists working towards the Radiant Future the old showbiz maxim ‘the show must go on’ is an order you can’t refuse. Another opening, another show trial. Realism is a comedy of nerves, a backstage farce set in a pressure cooker. It is about the spirit that makes art live and the forces that want to crush it.
We’re extremely excited to announce the very talented cast of our Sept/Oct production of ‘Realism’, written by Paul Galloway and directed by Samuel Chappel. This is Hartwell’s 2018 entry into the Victorian Drama League Awards.
Mokhova – Kate Manicom
Nadia – Nicole Kapiniaris
Klimenko – James Chappel
Kamev – Neville Drake
Dinksy – Andrew Tomazos
Yakanova – Kelly Williams
Babelev – Jesse Hartwich
Glemov – TBC
We are still on the lookout for male to play Glemov.
Glemov – Soccer Player (18 – 30 years), large supporting role
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