The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

by: Meg Miroshnik

by: Meg Miroshnik

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The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

by: Meg Miroshnik

by: Meg Miroshnik

Overview

Once upon a time – in 2005 – a twenty-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to brush up on the language and lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous Post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels, designer bags, and luxe fur coats, she discovers an enchanted motherland teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious and treacherous than any childhood fairy tale: her own. This subversive story haunts the audience and carries a powerful message for young women living in a world where not everything ends up happily ever after. 


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Keywords

Fairy Tales, Feminism

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Fantasy, Fables/Folktales
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: All Female, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Meg Miroshnik

Meg Miroshnik's plays include The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, The Droll {A Stage-Play about the END of Theatre}, The Tall Girls, Old Actress, and an adaptation of the libretto for Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. She is the recipient of a 2012 Whiting Award.Her work has been developed or produced ...

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