Play directory : Children Of the Sun

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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
    Maxim Gorky
  • Written
    1905
  • Setting
    Russia
  • Overview
    It was nominally set during an 1862 cholera epidemic, but universally understood to relate to contemporary events.

    The title refers to the privileged intellectual elite of Russia, epitomised by Protassoff, high-minded and idealistic, but basically unaware of what is going on around them in the lower depths. Lisa, in contrast, is sickly, nervous, and prophetically aware of impending crisis.

    Protassoff's detachment leaves him oblivious to the nearly mad Lisa's love for him, to his wife's drifting away, to the brutality of his assistant Yegor, and ultimately to the danger of the armed mob that comes to attack him.