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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