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The bureaucratic nightmare of Soviet housing and one family’s attempt to “exchange” its tiny Moscow apartment for a larger one. Translated and adapted by playwright Michael Frayn from the novella by the respected Russian writer Yuri Trifonov.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Ian Abercrombie as Viktor’s Father
Rosalind Ayres as Lena
Sharon Bamber as Aunt Ahenya
Joyce Blair as Viktor’s Mother
Barbara Bosson as Lora
Peter A. Jacobs as Kalugin/Felix
Martin Jarvis as Viktor
Zosukuma Kunene as Alik
Anna Sophie Loewenberg as Natashka
Vonetta McGee as Tanya
Marian Mercer as Lena’s Mother
Robin Goodrin Nordli as Factory Director/Funeral Orator
William Palmieri as Snitkin/Others
John Randolph as Viktor’s Grandfather
Melissa Smigley as Marina/Girl Next Door
Malachi Throne as Lena’s Father

Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in April of 1992.

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Yuri Trifanov, Translated by Michael Frayn


Ian Abercrombie, Rosalind Ayres, Sharon Bamber, Joyce Blair, Barbara Bosson, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Zosukuma Kunene, Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Vonetta McGee, Marian Mercer, Robin Nordli, William Palmieri, John Randolph, Melissa Smigley, Malachi Throne

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