The truth is a blade that can turn.
Out of sight and out of mind, Russia’s lost souls spend their days in squalor. Hope can be found in a drink or a dream. But when reality is ignored, how can it be changed?
Visceral, fierce, stark and often funny, Gorky's play pushes at the limits of the human spirit and reveals a society at breaking point.
Translated by Brooks and Hunter-Blair.
Part of the Revolution season.
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“Much mordant wit amid the sprawling, rambling discussions and fights... an awful lot more existential angst and gloomy musings.”