Blessed Unrest

The 2011–2012 Season

The Storm

The Storm

By Aleksandr Ostrovsky
Translated and adapted by Laura Wickens
Directed by Jessica Burr

Called the most poetic of all Russian plays, The Storm is a dangerous fusion of romance and immorality unleashed as its heroine attempts to escape her loveless marriage through forbidden passion while living in a small town full of hypocrisy and righteousness. The intensity of Ostrovsky's story along with Wickens's choice of language, rhythm, and scene structure, combine to create a play that is resonant, moving, and surprisingly funny.

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