Play directory : Plasticine

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Vassily Sigarev
  • Overview
    Play centres around Maksim, the motherless teenager who negotiates the urban hell of a small contemporary Urals town in Plasticine. In an increasingly troubled world of his own, Maksim moulds weird private objects (including an enormous teacher-terrorising penis) that give him some sense of being able to shape his fate.

    The piece unfolds in a pattern whereby everybody – from an illicitly horny new bride to his best friend (in denial about homosexuality) – blames Maksim for their own shamed impulses, and ends as the hero – who has come through this ordeal of an odyssey uncorrupted but by no means undamaged – has a final mid-air fantasy about the girl of his dreams.