Opium

The Belarusian town of Rogachev is located not far from the Ukrainian border. In the middle of the story is the Kovalenko family, a mother and two sons. A typical apartment block on the Lenin street and a typical apartment on the 3rd floor. Low salaries, rising prices, high costs. It’s actually an ordinary Belarusian life.

And everything seems very normal and even good: the eldest son works and keeps the family, the junior is graduating from school and preparing to go to the university in Minsk.

But their life changes very dramatically when the eldest son Kolya was fired from his job and the family appears on the verge of poverty. And right here, just around the corner, in a neighbouring country, is a war, which is always waiting for the ones who wants to make money.

The first performance created with the support of the audience and of the crowdfunding platform ulej.by.

The first performance created with the support of the audience and of the crowdfunding platform ulej.by

  • Producer: Alexander Marchenko
  • Country: Belarus
  • Duration: 75 minutes (no intermission)
  • Year: 2016
  • Cast:

    Julianna Mihnevich, Maxim Braginets, Artem Kuren, Anton Zhukov, Anna Semenyako

  • Genre: performance
  • Play : Vitaly Korolev
  • Design : Andrey Zhigur
  • Lighting : Nikolay Surkov
  • Sound: Ksenia Korolchuk
  • Video : Katya Kriuk, Sasha Shaporova, Lisa Kashevskaya

17 July, 2019