Arlekin Players Theatre THE GAAGA — PICTURE PREVIEW


Live, In-person: June 2-18

Streaming Worldwide Live, Online: June 8-18


Beat Brew Hall
13 Brattle St., Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA, 02138


In Person: $34 +

Virtual: $25 +

For more information and tickets visit the Arlekin Players Theatre website.


Jeremy Beazlie as Shoigu

Boris Berdnikov as Commander

Irina Bordian as Wife

Daniel Boudreau as Prigozhin

Jenya Brodskaia as Mother

Darya Denisova as Simonyan

Polina Dubovikova as Putin

Taisiia “Taya” Fedorenko as The Girl

Anne Gottlieb* as Prosecutor

Dev Luthra as Attorney

Robert Pemberton* as Kovalchuk

Michael Sáenz as Kadyrov

Garrett Sands as Soldier

Julia Shikh as Matvienko

Misha Tyutyunik as Surkov

Irina Vilenchik as Widow

Ilia Volok as Patrushev

Robert Walsh* as Surovikin


Written by Sasha Denisova
Translated by Polina Dubovikova & Theresa Lang
Directed by Sasha Denisova
Co-Directed by Igor Golyak
Produced by Sara Stackhouse

Environmental Design by Irina Kruzhilina
Lighting Design by Kevin Fulton
Costume Design by David R. Gammons
Music Composed by Jacek Jędrasik & Szymon Orfin
Sound Design by Brendan F. Doyle
Streaming Video Design by Eric Dunlap
Virtual Design & Technical Direction by Igor Golyak
Properties by Irina Vilenchik with Julia Shikh
Hair & Makeup by Anna Furman
Production Stage Manager, Kyra Bowie*
Assistant Stage Manager, Natasha Kushnarova
Production Manager, Sara Stackhouse
Technical Director, Justin Lahue
Scenic Associate, Thijs Beuming
Wardrobe Supervisor, Alla Trachtenberg
Wardrobe Assistant, Natasha Mitlina
Cameras Operator, Denis Denisov
Maestro Interactive Platform Design, ArtCat
Networking Support, Seth Graham
Production Assistant and Additional Choreography, Emma Resek
General Manager, Mark W. Soucy
House Manager, Marianna Golyak

A spokesperson describes the event as follows:

"...Developed through first-person interviews with refugees and officials, and inspired by world events, The Gaaga is a darkly funny, haunting and fantastical trip through the consequences of war. Set in a bomb shelter, a Ukrainian girl dreams Vladimir Putin and his cronies into a trial for crimes of war...."

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