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"Before the Dawn" after I. Bukovchnan
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Victor Aldoshyn, Kseniia Nikolaieva, Anatolii Yashchenko Oleksandr Hrekov, Victor  Semyrozumenko Kateryna Meleshko Sergii Oziryanyi Yurii Dyak Oleksandr Hrekov, Lyudmyla Kurmel, Olena Chervonenko Vladyslava  Korovaii Dina Andriichuk, Oleksandr Hrekov, Victor  Semyrozumenko Kseniia Nikolaieva, Victor  Semyrozumenko, Anatolii Yashchenko Vitalii Ovcharov, Valerii Rozhdestvenskyi , Dmytro Savchenko Vitalii Ovcharov Dina Andriichuk, Yurii Dyak Olena Chervonenko Kateryna Meleshko Tetyana Ostapenko Sergiy Berezhko, Vitalii Ovcharov, Dmytro Savchenko Dariia Khvostenko Hlib Suryaha Sergiy Berezhko Kseniia Nikolaieva Lyudmyla Kurmel, Hlib Suryaha Sergiy Berezhko, Vitalii Ovcharov, Dariia Khvostenko, Olena Chervonenko
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Two-act drama
Running time: 2 hours 05 min.

Performed in Ukrainian
Premiered on: 3 December 2022

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13 December, Wednesday
29 December, Friday
5 January, Friday
17 January, Wednesday

Directed by Oleksandr Stepantsov
Scenography by Olena Drobna
Costume design by Kostyantun Kravets
Assistant director Mykhailo Heykraiter

The events are set in a small Slovak town occupied by Nazis in 1944, after the suppression of the Slovak National Uprising.

Ten locals are locked up in an abandoned movie theatre. They are from very different walks of life but all are here for breaking the curfew. They are unaware that an attempt on the city commandant's life was made tonight and what it means for them. When threatened, they are forced to rely on their survival instinct.

It is apparent that the author of the play Ivan Bukovchan knew exactly what people think, feel and discuss under occupation. What Fanka and Ondrej dreamt about and what words they wish to say to each other before the sun rises.


Fanka  Dariia Khvostenko 29.12  Vladyslava Korovaii 13.12 
Ondrej  Oleksandr Hrekov 13.12, 29.12  Oleksandr Sokolenko
Terezchak  Victor Aldoshyn 29.12  Sergiy Berezhko 13.12 
Babiakova  Lyudmyla KurmelTetyana Ostapenko 13.12, 29.12 
Shustek  Vitalii Ovcharov 13.12  Victor Semyrozumenko 29.12 
Ugryk  Yurii Dyak 29.12  Dmytro Savchenko 13.12 
Unknown  Hlib Suryaha
Tomko  Serhii DetiukAnatolii Yashchenko 13.12, 29.12 
Pharmacist's wife  Olena Chervonenko 29.12  Kseniia Nikolaieva 13.12 
Marika  Dina Andriichuk 13.12, 29.12  Kateryna Meleshko
Fishl  Sergii Oziryanyi 13.12  Valerii Rozhdestvenskyi 29.12