ANCILLARY EVENTS

The Let Out: Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 pm
Cafe Chats: Feb. 8, 9, 15 & 16
Relaxed Performance:
 Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 2 pm
Aurora Cicle: Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 pm
Open Mic: Monday, February 12 at 7pm
Open Caption/Audio Description: Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 pm & Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 pm

MY MAMA AND THE FULL-SCALE INVASION

A co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

by Sasha Denisova
translated by Misha Kachman
adapted by Kellie Mecleary
directed by Yury Urnov

February 19 – March 17, 2024

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A World Premiere

Sasha’s 82-year-old mother has lived in Kyiv her whole life. When Russia invades Ukraine in 2022, Sasha copes with her fears by imagining her mother in increasingly fantastical situations: strategizing with President Zelenskyy, striking Russian drones with jars of pickles, and even debating with God. Playwright Sasha Denisova was inspired by her online chats with her mother to write this darkly funny and deeply heartfelt new play.

Nominated for 8 Helen Hayes Awards!

 

 

My mother was born on the very day when the Germans were bombing so, when I told her to go to the bomb shelter, the first thing she said was: ‘I’m not going there. I was born there.’ That gave the start to our ongoing fight because she didn’t let me come and take her out and, as you will see in the play, this is a woman of a strong character, as all Ukrainian women are.

– Sasha Denisova, The Guardian

 

Playwright Sasha Denisova has created something that speaks to the heart of what experimental theatre strives to do but with a commercial edge that makes it a production that just about any audience can appreciate and enjoy.

– MD Theater Guide

 

Yury Urnov’s direction, much like the piece itself, proves playfully frenetic and utterly refreshing.

– MD Theater Guide

 

The Washington Post – “In ‘My Mama’ at Woolly Mammoth, Zelensky and Putin meet their match”

The Guardian – “‘An active social act’: the Ukrainian playwright paying tribute to her mother on stage”

American Theatre – “Hope for Mama and the Rest of Us”

 

 

Photos by Johanna Austin.