Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Play: “Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall,” by Maksym Kurochkin

Tue, May 13, 2014 | Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722

8:00 PM

Play: “Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall,” by Maksym Kurochkin

In Kurochkin's satire, a corrupt and venal mayor presides over Austin's comically broken city council. When a Ukrainian arrives, invoking a looming catastrophe, will locals heed his warning? A new play for Austin commissioned by Breaking String Theater, Maksym Kurochkin’s "Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall" presents a timely encounter with Slavic culture, the language of revolution, and the corrupting influence of power.

WHAT: "Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall," a New Play for Austin by Maksym Kurochkin, translated by John Freedman, directed by Graham Schmidt; check out the Facebook event!

  • Friday, 5/2, Saturday 5/3
  • Monday, 5/5, Thursday 5/8, Friday, 5/9, Saturday, 5/10  
  • Wednesday, 5/14, Thursday, 5/15, Friday, 5/16, Saturday, 5/17

All performances start at 8 PM.

WHERESalvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722


General Admission: $15 - 30, Sliding scale
Monday, May 5: Artists Pay-What-You-Can Industry Night
Student rush tickets released 10 minutes before curtain for all performances: $10
Available at and 512-761-3247

Breaking String is running a promotion with paper chairs, which is putting on a production of Nikolai Erdman's "The Suicide." Bring your program from "The Suicide" to "Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall" (or vice versa) and receive 2-for-1 tickets! (This offer is not available online.)

Kurochkin’s plays’ imagination, immediacy and irreverence have made him a sensation in Russia as well as in Texas. Breaking String is excited to deepen its relationship with this true international collaboration. Dulcey was first read at the September 2013 Lyubimovka new play festival in Moscow. In November, Kurochkin and Freedman visited Austin for a series of workshops with Austin artists, leading to a public staged reading. In January, Kurochkin visited protesters in his native Kiev and completed the play’s second half. In late February, Kiev's protesters beat back assaulting riot police at the Maidan (Independence Square) and Ukraine dismissed its corrupt president, Viktor Yanukovych.

With performances by Noel Gaulin (Vadim), Kathleen Marie Taylor (Roxy), Judd Farris (Sean), Ryan Hamilton (Paul), and Gricelda Silva (Dulcey). Design by Ia Ensterä (Set), Steven Shirey (Lights), Pam Fletcher Friday (Costumes), Buzz Moran (Sound), Lee Webster (Video). Stage direction by Chelsea Beth Hockaday, translation by John Freedman, directed by Graham Schmidt.

Sponsored by: Breaking String Theater

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