Vladimir Reading

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30pm EST
Co-presented by The New Group and South Coast Repertory

“I’ll tell you why he’s brilliant.  And an asshole.  But brilliant, first… He knows people want the show.”

Moscow, 2004. A journalist, a drunk, a whistleblower, and a woman whose heart has been eaten by a bird. All figure in Erika Sheffer’s haunting play about the early days of the Putin regime. Weaving together stories of ordinary Russians, Vladimir chronicles the horror and hilarity of living in a nation marching toward the abyss.

Andrei – Noel Allain
Jim – Cliff Chamberlain
Eugene – William Jackson Harper
Chovka – Layla Khosh
Sema – Justin Kirk
Raya – Cynthia Nixon
Galina – Susannah Perkins

Erika Sheffer (Playwright) Plays include Russian Transport at The New Group (Outer Critic Circle nomination), regional premiere at Steppenwolf, with subsequent productions in the US and abroad. The Fundamentals at Steppenwolf (TCG Edgerton New Play Award, featured as part of The Guggenheim’s Works in Process Series), and Vladimir which will premiere at South Coast Rep in April 2021. Erika’s plays have been read and developed at Steppenwolf, The New Group, Vineyard Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Atlantic Theater Co, and Ars Nova.  She is a recipient of Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and an alumna of Ars Nova Playgroup and Space on Ryder Farm’s Working Farm Group. She has held commissions from Geffen Playhouse and Steppenwolf and is published by Dramatist Play Service.  BFA Syracuse University.

Learn more about our presenting partner South Coast Repertory.