After Akhmatova by Kate Cayley
An American academic named Allan Taylor travels to 1968 Leningrad to meet with Lev Gumilyov, the only son of dissident Soviet poet Anna Akhmatova. This encounter leads to an opening of Lev's memories of his mother, his own imprisonment in Stalinist Russia, and the ambiguous legacy of Akhmatova's great protest poem, Requiem. The action moves between 1968 and 1938, and between Allan's adoration of Akhmatova and Lev's bitterness about his difficult past.
Year Printed: 2012
First produced in 2011 at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, ON.
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 3