The Russian Play
The Russian Play

Tell us about The Russian Play.

The Russian Play by Hannah Moscovitch tells the story of a beautiful flower seller who falls in love with a charming gravedigger in Soviet Russia. What can go wrong, right? It’s a twisted fairy tale and a modern, self-aware take on all those Chekhovian tragedies you studied in theatre history with a little Russian folk music thrown in for good measure.

Describe your show in three words.

Love is sh*t.

Why should someone come to see your show?

The Russian Play was written by one of Canada’s leading female playwrights who, in our opinion, is quickly becoming something of a national treasure. Along with our all-female production team and a killer female lead we think you should come and see women making space for women in the theatre. It’s also just an incredibly well-written play, with live music on stage. We think you’ll have so much fun.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

The Russian Play is a superhero mash-up. It’s half Deadpool because it’s hilarious, hopelessly romantic and gets a little bit ugly. With a little Black Widow mixed in, because she’s female, badass and … Russian.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

We can’t wait to see The Most Massive Woman Wins because female playwrights and female directors are the future and the now.

The Details

The Russian Play
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St, Vancouver
Website: Lovecat Theatre
Instagram: @lovecattheatre

About #FringeDuJour

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For Even More Information

The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 5-15 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.