See it if you are interested in how one company channels the Eastern European theater avant-garde of the 1960s & 1970s for a new century.
Don't see it if you are expecting a dramatic plot, or even a memorable assemblage of stage pictures.
See it if you want a taste of Russian literature that presents a drunken-dreamlike state with young actors giving it their all with good light/sound.
Don't see it if you want a thoroughly enjoyable story - this is a different, at times loud, in-your-face type of theater that is not everyone's cup of tea.
"'All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station' could serve as a cautionary tale about alcohol abuse and is at its best when it plays with Vienya’s, and Russia’s, impressive alcohol use...Morse is excellent as the scared, drunk Vienya, moving in and out of lucidity and with a physical life that is natural, yet large enough for the stage...Directorially Varda could have played with Vallet and Duggan’s differences...The piece lacks a necessary primalness that would allow us to witness the play emotionally."
"The 70 minute performance takes us on a wild romp through the underbelly of Soviet-Russian life with all its horror and absurdities—the laughter gets stuck in our craw...Varda created a compact script that contains the rich dark tapestry of Soviet life as Erofeev wove it from the tatters of all-too human existence...all mixed with a keen sense of absurd humor and irony...The verbal and physical dexterity of the three actors...brings the dense text to life."
"The poetic origins of the play were greatly felt throughout in both the language and the atmosphere the show created. I found myself locked on to every word that was spoken because I did not want to miss the next existential question thrown at me...The show lived in a sort of purgatory between a dream and reality...A surreal yet beautiful experience...A show that comes out of truth and how we all desire that in the world and in ourselves."
“This absorbing play is a throwback to the great days of Communist era unofficial theater...I loved the weirdness, I felt transported to a blackbox theater in Russia or Poland. I liked being there for 70 minutes. There's also a masterful comic impression of our contemporary populist leader that flows like satiric acid through the mouth of Elliot Morse. He stuns in his flexibility as an actor as does his chorus. This is a dramatic dark comedy I won't easily forget.”