Just a Kommedia

Written by:

Nika Rylski

Cast Size:
17

Roles For:

  • Men: 6
  • Women: 6

Genre:

Comedy
Satire

Themes:

European
Family
Immigration

Length:

120 min.

Year Written:

1984

Synopsis:

Just a Kommedia is a satirical look at the tribulations of growing up Ukrainian in Canada, set within the framework of a frantic church basement variety show. Cuts across ethnic lines to examine the struggle of all immigrant children balancing tradition and assimilation.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

M.C. / Kenny Crutchkowski / Cossack / War Veteran / Olech Dutyshyn / Fred C. Beesley / Auxiliary Lady / Anna Dutyshyn / Lesya Cebulnik / Boris Dutyshyn / Sophronia Vashuk / Miss Odessa / Natalka Dutyshyn / Daria Carpiak / American Tourist / Piano / Muha (The Fly)

First Produced:

1984, St. Vladimir Institute Theatre

Resources:

Just a Kommedia is available through the CPO Website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Subsequently produced in 1985 by Chysta Productions in association with the MTC Warehouse Theatre, Winnipeg; the SUB Theatre, Edmonton; and the Globe Theatre, Regina.