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It's a Family Affair, the first play by Alexander Ostrovsky was written in 1849, but 10 years elapsed before permission was given for it to be staged.

As with many of Ostrovsky's plays, the target of the author's satire is the merchant class and the inevitable corruption associated with mercantile endeavors. In Ostrovsky's bitterly realistic world, all personal encounters end in transactions, some humourous and some tragic.


Samson Silych Bolshov - John Burlinson

Agrafena Kondratyevna - Kristina Rothe

Olimpiada Samsonovna (Lipochka) - Joan DuKore

Lazar Elizarych Podkhalyuzin - Marty Krz

Tiska - Joan DuKore

Ustinya Naumovna - Amy Soakes

Sysoy Psoich Rispolozhensky - Denis Daly

Fominishna - Lee Ann Howlett

Stage directions read by Denis Daly.

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