b​​y ​Erika Sheffer
directed by ​​Tyne Rafaeli
dramaturg, ​​John Glore
Pacific Playwrights Festival
1 p.m. on the Segerstrom Stage
April 24, 2020 - April 24, 2020

He never appears, but the title character is ever-present in this epic suspense drama. It’s 2004 and Raya, a crusading journalist, runs afoul of the Russian government and its notorious leader. Raya will risk family, friends and freedom to uncover that rarest of commodities—the truth.

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​​Erika Sheffer ​has written plays including Russian Transport at The New Group (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination) and Steppenwolf Theatre, as well as subsequent regional and international productions. The Fundamentals at Steppenwolf (Theatre Communications Group / Edgerton New Play Award) was featured as part of The Guggenheim Works in Process Series. Sheffer’s plays have been read and developed at Steppenwolf, The New Group, Vineyard Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Atlantic Theater Company and Ars Nova. She is a recipient of Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and an alumna of Ars Nova Playgroup and Space on Ryder Farm’s Working Farm Group. She has held commissions from Geffen Playhouse and Steppenwolf and is published by Dramatist Play Service. She earned a BFA from Syracuse University.