Synopsis

Moscow Shadows

Harris Freedman

Published by Cyberpress

2 Male 3 Female

Moscow, 1989

Two widows of the Soviet system have been close friends and neighbours for more than 40 years...

Anna remains an idealist

Natasha is disillusioned and cynical

Natasha is a blackmarketeer, selling ikons for dollars, which is a capital offence

Anna takes in illegal boarders

Then their neighbour is murdered

And the ensuing police investigation brings unexpected and tragic consequences

REVIEWS

"Moscow Shadows is a rich mix, combining the loss of innocence, the all-pervading atmosphere of insecurity ... the thrills and skills of black-marketeering, and a detective story" ~Jewish Chronicle, London

"... moves stylishly from politics, to drawing-room drama, to whoops-no-sex-I'm-a-Red farce, to whodunnit ...police interrogation, remorse ... self-sacrifice" ~ City Limits, London

"The play's observations could not be more politically apposite..." The Independent, London

" ... two splendidly meaty (female) parts ... fine and funny performances ... a play rich with humour as well as pathos" ~ What's On In London

"...a drawing-room comedy that ... goes for (and gets) the laugh to be found in a fond portrayal of Jewish matriarchy" ~ The Independent, London

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