1120 Chapel Street
Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510
THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS
By Meg Miroshnik
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
January 31-February 22, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)
About The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
Once upon a time—in 2005—a twenty-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to brush up on the language and lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous Post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels, designer bags, and luxe fur coats, she discovers an enchanted motherland teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious and treacherous than any childhood fairytale: her own.
A finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girlsmarks the Yale Rep debuts of Whiting Writers’ Award winning playwright Meg Miroshnik and director Kate Whoriskey, who staged the celebrated world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage in Chicago and New York.