2021 production from public domain text. General US accent. Produced by Voices of Today.
A central theme of Ostrovsky’s plays is the inevitable struggle between the demands of personal morality and and those dictated by social propriety. In this grim drama, the dramatist sketches a tragic incident arising from the conflict of two social classes: the petty tradesmen and the nobility. From the coarse environment of the first emerge honest, upright natures like Krasnov, the earnest shokeeper; from the superficial, dawdling culture of the second come weak-willed triflers like the ineffectual landowner, Babayev. The sordid plot sweeps on to its inexorable tragic conclusion with tremendous force.
- Valentin Pavlich Babayev – Robert Curran
- Lev Rodionych Krasnov and Karp – Marty Krz
- Tatyana Danilovna and Ulyana Rodionivna Kuritsyna – Amy Soakes
- Lukerya Danilovna Zhmigulin – Vee McGuire
- Arkhip – Denis Daly
- Afonya and Prokofyevna – Grace Keller Scotch
- Manulo Kalinych Kuritsyn and Shishgalev – John Burlinson