Through a Russian émigré’s struggle with Canadian culture, USSR explores the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union on the lives of Russian women. USSR offers a complex portrait of the “Natashas” – Russian mail order brides – who trade love for the dream of first world security.

USSR is about disillusion, regret, and a woman figuring out her next move. It is about longing for a home that no longer exists, and a fury for the world that can never understand you.

Elena – Ella MacDonald
Lee – Christian Ludwig Hansen

Directed by Anna Shepard
Stage Management by Chelsea Dickie
Lighting Design by Alison Crosby

Set Design by Wes Babcock
Costume Design by Everette Fournier

Sound Design by Jordan Palmer

Poster Design by Sean Skerry (Skerrcraft Creative)
Photography by Stoo Metz

Matchstick introduced USSR as the second show in their presentation of ‘Footnotes: An Evening of 3 Short Plays by Hannah Moscovitch’, running twice nightly September 22nd-26th, at The Bus Stop Theatre.

 

“USSR”, September 2021

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