Translated by John Farndon with Anatole Bilenko.
Ukraine, the present: two woman wake up to find themselves trapped in a morgue. Are they actually dead and being held in limbo…? Or maybe there is a nuclear war or pandemic outside…? Is help on its way? Is someone listening in? Could their escape depend on playing for the right side – pro European or pro Russian. And if the door does open, will it be safe to leave?
This very funny black comedy by leading Ukrainian playwright Neda Nezhdana is highly topical, reflecting the limbo for some people in eastern Ukraine, caught between opposing forces.
“Leave or stay. You can be alive or you can be dead. You choose!”