The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

By Meg Miroshnik
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

January 31 - February 22, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street

About The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

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 fairytale: her own.

A finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls marks the Yale Rep debut of Whiting Writers' Award winning playwright Meg Miroshnik and two-time OBIE Award winning director Rachel Chavkin, who recently staged the celebrated musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 in New York. 

Yale Repertory Theatre is supported in part by the
Connecticut Office of the Arts.