A Non-Fictional War is Oleksandra Basko’s gripping, present saga of her family’s personal journey through the strife and uncertainty of the Russo-Ukrainian War and Putin’s full-scale invasion of her country adapted in dramatic form by Artistic Director Natasha O. Ramer
Moscow Nights’ Ramer discovered Oleksandra’s real-time biography online and sought to bring the universal experiences of her life in a war-torn country to the greater world by adapting her memoirs into a dramatic production.
Oleksandra captures the universal terror that crosses political and geographic borders, that of the human experience, of the mother: the one who seeks the protection, growth, and betterment of her husband and three children. It is a feeling not far from what any one of us may feel should the world around us coming crashing down under the aggressive appropriation of a driven, capable, destructive force of control and power.
Moscow Nights is currently adapting Basko’s words into a dramatic production to stage live and film in order to share it with a broader audience than a local live New Orleans-based production could alone.
We hope to share with you the personal saga of Oleksandra and her family in this current, unfolding conflict that has gripped the world’s attention. Witness a lone voice pulled out from the noise of 24-hour news cycle and the screams emanate from a war-torn country as she explains current events to her children, assuring them while fearing for their safety, looking to her husband for shared strength and dependance, while knowing his duty is one of fighting the invaders, and trying each day to see the light from the dawn of a day without war.
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