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Alina - World Premiere Production by Lianna Makuch

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PYRETIC PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH PUNCTUATE! THEATRE PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

ALINA

BY LIANNA MAKUCH

May 24 – June 5, 2022

STUDIO THEATRE at the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 – 84 Ave)

Tuesday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm

No performances on Mondays.

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About the Play

Alina is inspired by the true experiences of a 19-year-old volunteer Ukrainian combat medic who leaves everything behind to go to the front line of one of the deadliest battles of the war in Eastern Ukraine in 2015 — the battle for the Donetsk Airport. But it is when she returns home to the shock of “peaceful” civilian life that she realizes her struggle does not end at the front.

Alina is an exhilarating, breathless journey toward and away from war.

Photo by Alexis McKeown Photography

 

 

Photo by Alexis McKeown Photography

 

In Feb 2020, Pyretic participated in an inspiring artistic residency at IZOLYATSIA Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine. We conducted in-depth interviews with a young woman named Alina Viatkina about her remarkable experience as a volunteer frontline combat medic in 2015. Being a 19-year-old young woman, Alina was unable to join either the official military or volunteer battalions. In spite of this, she posed as a journalist and independently made her way to the war zone.

 

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