Efraim, an elderly stonecutter, journeys from his shtetl to Vilnius when he learns his son is awaiting trial for the attempted assassination of the governor-general there. Accompanied by his compatriots, they face calamitous setbacks on the way to their ‘promised land’.
Adapted from two novels by Lithuanian-born writer Grigory Kanovich
Performed in Russian with English surtitles
(Reviewed in Moscow in Jan 2018)
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“Soulful and intriguing... playful theatricality... Requires patience... but beneath its strange dreaminess... quietly ferocious.”