Belarus Free Theatre

Belarus Free Theatre: Discover Love

“Free to say what they want, where they want, and to whom they want.” The Times (London)

West Coast premiere

Established in 2005 in response to repression in “Europe’s last dictatorship,” the award-winning Belarusian company—now outlawed at home—stages a gripping original drama based on the true story of dissident Irina Krasovskaya and her husband Anatoly, who was “disappeared” 10 years ago. Their wrenching story is interwoven with parallel instances of political intimidation and violence in Asia and South America. Belarus Free Theatre is devoted to presenting dramas by banned Belarusian playwrights, whose work it also translates and publishes abroad. The troupe first began performing in private apartments and has since won the backing of prominent playwrights such as the late Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel, as well as numerous artistic and human rights organizations. Discover Love is written by Nikolai Halezin and Natalia Koliada, and directed by Halezin. Choreography by Olga Skvortsova, with music by DJ Laurel. Performed in Russian with supertitles in English.

Funded in part with generous support from The George and MaryLou Boone Fund for Artistic Advancement, Ovation TV, Judith O. and Robert E. Rubin, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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THUR 10/1
8:30 pm
FRI 10/2
8:30 pm
SAT 10/3
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff