Translated by Constance Garnett
Although his work has somewhat fallen into obscurity, Alexander Ostrovsky (1823-1886) is considered to be one of the greatest of Russian dramatists. He was one of the pioneers of a realistic style, which later found exponents in celebrated European dramatists like Ibsen and Strindberg. Of Ostrovsky's 47 plays, one of the best known is The Storm, the portrait of an idealistic young woman trapped in a world of crushing and venal orthodoxy. The Storm formed the basis of Janacek's opera, Katya Kabanova.
Marty Krz as Vanya Kudriash and First Person
John Burlinson as Savil Prokofievitch Dikoy
Robert Curran as Boris Grigorievitch
Bob Neufeld as Kuligin
Jennifer Fournier as Feklusha, Old Woman and a Woman
Erin Marie White as Katerina Kabanova and Glasha
Aisling Gray as Marfa Ignatievna Kabanova
David Shears as Tihon Kabanov
Terah Tucker as Varvara
and Denis Daly as the Narrator, Shapkin, and Second Person.
Music composed and performed by Marty Krz.
Audio edited by Denis Daly.