WORDS: RACHEL SANTEE '17
On April 26, 1986, the reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station exploded, killing one instantly and damning millions to endless radiation. In 1996, Svetlana Alexievich revisted those who survived, called Chernobylites, and wrote down their stories. She published an account entitled, Voices From Chernobyl, and won the Nobel Prize. In 2016, on the night of the 30th anniversary of the disaster, ten of these stories will be performed as monologues. They will take you from the night of the explosion, to the future of Eastern Europe. Come listen to them, these voices from Chernobyl.
Come attend Voices From Chernobyl at 8 p.m. tonight in Memorial Chapel! Admission is free!
Written by Svetlana Alexievich
Translated from the Russian by Keith Gessen
Adapted, Produced, and Directed by Rachel Santee
Co-Produced by Misha Iakovenko and Anya Weinstock
Starring: Lisa Kravchenko, Anna Bisikalo, Ari Golin, Zoe Geri, Ben Forde, Maya Karp, Aaron Kelly-Penso, Victor Goh, Hannah Skopicki, and Nadya Klimenko
Stage Managed by Carter Armendarez
Sponsored by the Russian and Eastern European Studies Department