The dreary aspects of Soviet housing and one family’s attempt to “exchange” its tiny Moscow apartment for a larger one. Adapted from a novella by the respected Russian writer Yuri Trifanov, as translated by playwright Michael Frayn.
An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Ian Abercrombie as Viktor’s Father, Rosalind Ayres as Lena, Sharon Bamber as Aunt Ahenya, Joyce Blair as Viktor’s Mother, Barbara Bosson as Lora, Peter A. Jacobs as Kalugin and Felix, Martin Jarvis as Viktor, Zosukuma Kunene as Alik, Anna Sophie Loewenberg as Natashka, Vonetta McGee as Tanya, Marian Mercer as Lena’s Mother, Robin Nordli as Factory Director and Funeral Orator, William Palmieri as Snitkin and others, John Randolph as Viktor’s Grandfather, Melissa Smigley as Marina and Girl Next Door, and Malachi Throne as Lena’s Father. Directed by Robert Robinson and recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, CA, in April 1992
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