Chamber Theatre of Voronezh (Belarus)Winter
Winter was written by a young Russian playwright Grishkovec. It tells a story of two soldiers sent to Siberia with an absurd mission. They guard a piece of empty land. It happens at freezing cold night. Waiting for a signal to blast explosives off, they talk about the pleasure of smoking, obligatory reading at school, and watch a film about their past passing in front of their eyes. Their situation provides them with an opportunity to reconcile with their lives. Winter is a story about infinite freedom and anarchistic rebellion against restrictive norms. Grishkovec asks the essential questions and does it with humour and fantasy. Just like his earlier monodrama, Grishkovesc based this play on his traumatic experience of three years in the marines in the Pacific Ocean. In the army routines he discerns both absurdities and pure poetry.