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A MEMBER OF PUSSY RIOT IS IN A NEW PLAY THAT DRAMATIZES THE GROUP'S COURAGE

Peter Marks | The Washington Post

"For riveting confirmation of how strong the “resistance” can be, consider the cut, ripped and hyper-fit performers of Belarus Free Theatre’s 'Burning Doors.'"

"They’re muscling their way Thursday into the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, to expose theatergoers to their ferociously theatrical style of attack on the forces of political oppression. And among the eight actors is one who makes a particularly convincing case for speaking truth to power: Maria Alyokhina, one of the three members of Pussy Riot, the Russian female punk-rock collective, who was sent to prison in 2012 after staging a demonstration in an Orthodox church in Moscow to protest the Russian clergy’s support for President Vladimir Putin."

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Photo: Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot performs in Belarus Free Theatre’s “Burning Doors.” (Alex Brenner/AP).

Date of Publication: 
10/25/17