In this interview, Pelevine discusses the inspiration behind the performance and how it has changed since its debut in London, as well as what her production company, Dare to Speak, is working on for the future.
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DARE TO SPEAK PRODUCTIONS
I PLEAD GUILTY
Written and Directed by NATALIA PELEVINE
Starring DANA PELEVINE, EVGENIYA RADILOVA*
MAY 18 – 29, 2011
GENE FRANKEL THEATER, 24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012
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Eight hours into the siege of a theatre, Islamic terrorists have taken the audience hostage, demanding for troops to be pulled out of their land. They insist that if this does not happen, the government will have the blood of many on their hands.
In this midst of this horror, an interaction occurs between two women, the journalist, Natasha, and black widow terrorist, Seda. Their relationship, tense, difficult, and dangerous takes an unforeseen turn, when Seda, removes her veil and reveals her personal story to Natasha whose life is in her hands. In disbelief and agonizing circumstances, the two women are stripped of their roles as victim and villain, and are simply that- women
*Appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association. AEA approved showcase.