A Play, A Pie & A Pint - He Who Opens the Door

A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór, presented in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and the Traverse Theatre by Neda Nezhdana

TUE 4 - SAT 8 OCT, 1.00PM

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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!”

Ticket includes:

  • A play, a pie and a pint of beer/125ml glass of house wine or a regular glass of soft drink.
  • A vibrant mix of themes, characters and stories.
  • Lunchtime performances.
  • Easily digestible 50-min plays.

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The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, and has received additional support from the Scottish Government's Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund and Creative Scotland’s Recovery Fund for Cultural Organisations.

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  • PlaywrightNeda Nezhdana
  • DirectorBecky Hope-Palmer

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