Sasha’s 82-year-old mother has lived in Kyiv her whole life. When Russia invades Ukraine in 2022, Sasha copes with her fears by imagining her mother in increasingly fantastical situations: strategizing with President Zelenskyy, striking Russian drones with jars of pickles, and even debating with God. Playwright Sasha Denisova was inspired by her online chats with her mother to write this darkly funny and deeply heartfelt new play.
This play centers discussions and descriptions of the invasions of Ukraine by Russia and Nazi Germany military force, including discussions and descriptions of war, Nazi occupation, famine, mass murder, and guns/firearms. This play includes mentions of radiation sickness, nuclear war, bombings/explosions, post-war PTSD, alcoholism, and domestic violence. This play also includes profanity and epithets. The events in this play are in reference to real-life historical and present-day events.
This play contains herbal cigarette smoke, haze, and flashing lights.