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‘Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ opens Nov. 8

October 31, 2018

Indiana State University's upcoming production of "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" captures the precarious magic of young women at the threshold of adulthood in all of its danger, hilarity and comradery.

Written by Meg Miroshnik, the story follows characters Annie, Masha and Katya as they negotiate the mysteries of 2005 Moscow to discover themselves and their futures in the brave new world of Vladimir Putin's Russia. Also, they fight a bear.

The play's director, Julie Dixon, was struck by fearless debauchery of the young women she saw teetering down the cobblestone streets in impossibly high heels and short skirts late one night in Warsaw.

"They don't have open container laws in Warsaw, so the historic district became one big club," said Dixon, associate professor of theater at Indiana State. "As I watched the young women, I really admired their fierceness. They didn't let any obstacle -- not the heels or the skirt or the alcohol or the uneven cobblestones -- stop them in their path!"

"Fairytale Lives" runs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Dreiser Theatre on the Indiana State University Campus.

Purchase tickets by calling the ticket office at 812-237-3333. Adult tickets are $10. Tickets are free with a valid Indiana State student ID.


Media contact: David Marcia, instructor, department of theater, Indiana State University,