Orignal title: М’яч летів на східний берег, 2020Translator: Anna Korzeniowska-Bihun, Polski

The play begins with the European Football Championship. The border with Poland, which is crossed daily by a cigarette-laden bus Lviv-Lublin, becomes a border that lays the political context of future events - Euromaidan in 2013, the annexation of Crimea, and the start of the war in Donbas, as well as past unspoken traumas associated with World War II and postwar deportations. The bus "meets" different identities, conflicting memories, national and regional stereotypes, and violence, which does not disappear, but becomes a metaphor for constant struggle and resembles a football competition. What are the boundaries of the characters on the mental map of postcolonial Ukraine at the "end" of history, in which there seems to be no room for great narratives? The most important are the memory, experience, faith, and dreams of the passengers of the holey Icarus who care about their time and space.


Tragicomedy, 2 Acts7 M, 7 F
61 pages / 12655 words

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