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 most recently staged the celebrated musical Natasha, Pierre, and the
Great Comet of 1812 in New York.