A portrait of the journalist/activist Anna Politkovskaya, this US premiere, by one of Italy’s most celebrated writers, takes us behind the headlines she generated while exposing details of Russia’s war in Chechnya. More…
Politkovskaya was assassinated in her Moscow apartment building in 2006. As journalists continue to put their lives on the line around the world, and efforts to undermine a free press escalate here in the U.S., her dispatches speak directly to us today.
See it if 3 actresses team up to play Anna P and various guerillas, soldiers & civilians. They convey her reporting of the brutality in Chechnya.
Don't see it if You want lighter fare. This is disturbing and powerful. She controls her fear and anger while investigating and writing about the horrors.
See it if documentary style drama about a Russian journalist who covered the Chechen War & was assassinated; strong female character; unique staging
Don't see it if don't want to hear disturbing stories about the horrors of war; don't like actors speaking directly to audience
See it if You like 'docu-plays' and can take sometimes harrowing details about real events. You will come away much more knowledgeable. Great acting.
Don't see it if You do not like staged readings of difficult, sometimes gruesome subjects in a spare space. Lighthearted it is NOT.
See it if if you like relevant political stories about amazing people like this reporter who died looking for truth in Russia
Don't see it if do not like political themed plays
See it if Powerful story about a journalist in Chechnya, set in documentary style with impressive formal strengths (main character played by 3 actors)
Don't see it if Narratively a bit weak- a set of scenes presenting the journalist in action, though without much of an arc until the final portion.
See it if You like to be informed and challenged by theater. If you want to learn more about our own society through the eyes of a Russian journalist.
Don't see it if You don’t like the actors speaking directly to the audience. Or if you are a fan of Putin...
See it if you enjoy different experiences. This is more a documentary than a play. Very well done. Strong subject matter. Should be seen.
Don't see it if documentaries are not your preferences.