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A Dictionary of Emotions in Wartime

A Dictionary of Emotions in War Time

May 3-11, 2024
Location: Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra St.
Evening shows at 7:30pm | Matinees at 2:00pm

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This production details the true experience of Olena, a woman from Kherson, in the first days of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
Featuring original music by Borys Koniukhov and Julia Frait of Lado Strings.
The show runs approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
All proceeds go to supporting Ukrainians on Vancouver Island.

An original play by Olena Astasieva
Directed and Designed by Diana Budiachenko & Karmen McNamara
Translation by John Freedman & Karmen McNamara
Script Consultation by Zhanna Kolesnyk
Starring Anastasiia Konstantynova & Kseniia Sinelnikova
Music Performed by Borys Koniukhov & Julia Frait
Music Consultation by Arielle Parsons


‘A Dictionary of Emotions in War Time’ Brings the Invasion of Ukraine into Sharp and Personal Focus. Here Magazine, January 20, 2024

Displaced Ukrainians stage play on Russian invasion at Langham Court Theatre. Times-Colonist, January 18, 2024

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