Stephanie Pan

Eurepica. Challenge. – Belarus Free Theatre (2010)

Eurepica. Challenge. is an attempt to create a new European epic using contributions from playwrights from 14 countries (Sweden, UK, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Poland, the Ukraine, Germany, Romania, Macedonia, France, Spain and the USA) on the main challenge for their states.

Promising an unsettling, whistlestop tour around the world, Eurepica.Challenge. sheds a compellingly honest light on the struggles they face.

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‘“Eurepica. Challenge.” … displays the surrealism and humour that are integral parts of the Free Theatre’s approach.
It should be seen by those interested in theatre and in fundamental freedoms alike.

Ian Shuttleworth, The Financial Times, 23 July 2011

‘It’s hard not to applaud this fearless, tireless company – but that’s not the only reason to see Eurepica. Challenge., which brings together 12 short plays from Europe, Russia and the US.’
Maxie Szalwinska, Metro


Directed and adapted by: Vladimir Shcherban

Pavel Haradnitski
Yana Rusakevich
Aleh Sidorchyk
Anna Slatvinskaya
Dzianis Tarasenka
Maryna Yurevich
Esther Mugambi
Stephanie Pan
Sonja Birghit Berg

Original cast included: Anna Solomianskaya

Dramaturgically adapted by Nicolai Khalezin
Costumes and stage design: Nicolai Khalezin, Vladimir Shcherban and Natalia Kaliada
Composer: Sergei Nevski
Sound: Laur Biarzhanin (DJ laurel)
Lighting/Video: Irina “Yaro” Yaroshevich
Concept and Producers: Natalia Kaliada, Nicolai Khalezin
Assistant Director: Svetlana Sugako
Production Assistants: Viktoryia Biran, Yuliya Shauchuk, Siarhei Kvachonak

Partners: Municipality of Lund and Manteatern

France – Jean-Pier Thibaudat
Russia – Vyacheslav Durnenkov
Sweden – Anders Duus
Belarus – Nicolai Khalezin
England – Paul Rigel Jenkins
USA – Aaron Landsman
Spain – Angelica Liddell
Germany – Christian Tschirner
Latvia – Aleksey Scherbak
Romania – Stefan Peca
Macedonia – Goran Stefanovski
Ukraine – Anna Yablonskaya
Turkey – Özen Yula
Poland – Michal Walczak

Running time 3 hours with interval
Performed in English and in Russian with projected subtitle

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