Putin On Ice

Co-produced with the ACME Corporation

by Lola B. Pierson

Directed by Yury Urnov

September 14 – October 7
PWYC Previews: September 12 & 13
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm

Political puppetry and savage spectacle meet in a fantastical new portrait of Vladimir Putin, created in collaboration with The ACME Corporation. This ostentatious piece blends fable, melodrama, and theatre to create something entirely new and thrillingly strange. Putin is elevated from man to myth, stretching through time to become more deity than dictator, which calls forward disparate parts of history for side-by-side examination. Cycles of power, control, and political currency are laid bare in a world where authority is created from thin air and passed like a baton, begging a simple question: has anything really changed? World premiere.

**A limited number of tickets will be available at the $10 level at the box office one hour before each performance. These tickets may only be purchased in person at the door. More tickets may be released at this price level, subject to availability. To guarantee a seat, we still recommend purchasing in advance!

Meet the Team!


Lola B. Pierson (Playwright), co-founding artistic director of The Acme Corporation, is a Baltimore Native playwright, writer and director. She is one of the founders of The Un Saddest Factory, a DIY theatre company based in Baltimore, who received a B.A. in Human Rights and Playwriting from Bard College and a M.F.A in Theatre from Towson University. She was awarded “Best New Playwright” by the Baltimore City Paper. She has also won awards for many of her other plays.


Yury Urnov (Director) received MFA diplomas from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts. He is a director and translator with the Specialist and the MFA. He has directed 40 productions across the globe and has translated Russian plays to English and English plays into Russian. Over the past decade he has worked with Philip Arnoult’s Center for International Theatre Development on three different continents. Urnov is currently an Artist in Residence with the Wooly Mammoth Theatre in DC and Towson University.

Ensemble

Molly Cohen^
Paul Diem*
Alix Fenhagen*
Sophie Hinderberger^
Tania Karpekina
Ben Kleymeyer*
Matthew Shea*
Meghan Stanton*
Mohammad R. Suiadi*
Kaya Vision^

Production Team

Playwright…………………… Lola B. Pierson^
Director………………………………Yury Urnov^
Stage Manager…………………Tessara Farley
Asst. Stage Manager………….Gillian Lelchuk

Design Team

Lighting Design …………… Eric Nightengale^
Sound Design ……………………. Steven Krigel*
Asst. Sound Design ………… Lauren Jackson*
Costume Design ………………….. Molly Cohen^
Props Design ………………………. Alisa Glenn
Set Design ………………………… Yury Urnov^
Video Design …………………. Nitsan Scharf

*Denotes Single Carrot Ensemble
^Denotes Acme Corporation Company Member