Running Time
Approximately 55 minutes

Know Before You Watch
This production is live, interactive, and will take place over Zoom. You will receive instructions and a link prior to the performance. Contains strong language depicting violence.

State vs. Natasha Banina

A live digital performance

Produced by Arlekin Players & Presented by Cherry Orchard Festival
Based on Natasha’s Dream by Yaroslava Pulinovich
Directed by Igor Golyak

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Live performance begins at 8 p.m.

A CAPTIVATING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE New York Times, Critic’s Pick

SHE MAKES HER CASE; THE AUDIENCE DECIDES HER FATE. THIS IS STATE VS. NATASHA BANINA.

Performed live, State vs. Natasha Banina tells the story of a teenager in a small-town Russian orphanage, and how her desire to be free led to a crime of passion. From the inside of a “Zoom court room,” she makes unique appeals to you, the jury, letting you into her world where she dreams of love, family, and her future.

Is Natasha guilty? You decide.

MESMERIZING Boston Globe

POST-SHOW TALKBACK

There will be a post-show discussion between the show’s artists, the Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio, and Baker Industries, a nonprofit workforce development program serving hard-to-employ adults in the Philadelphia region, some with lived experiences in the US Justice and Foster Care.

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