Bad Roads

Göteborgs Stadsteater

15 March 2024

Six stories about life in the shadow of a war
By Natalya Vorozjbit. Director: Tamara Trunova

A young journalist heads to eastern Ukraine and falls in love with a soldier she is also afraid of. Some teenagers expect gifts in exchange for sex. A principal is harassed at a roadblock. A girl has to pay dearly for a run-over hen, a paramedic has his lover's body in the back of the car.

People meet brought together via desolated roads. Relationships are born, damaged by the war and will never heal. The stories in Bad Roads are about people in a no man's land where there is no longer good or evil and where the line between victim and perpetrator has been blurred.

The multi-award-winning 'Bad Roads' by Natalya Vorozjbit is directed by Tamara Trunova from the Left Bank Theater in Kyiv. The play premiered at the Royal Court Theater in London in 2017 and has also been performed in Germany, Switzerland and Lithuania, among others.

“I think the theater is really essential in war and post-war times. And talking about the war outside the war zone is doubly important” Tamara Trunova, director

Premiere on 15 March 2024

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