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Fallen Fruit (Two Destination Language)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

For decades, it has been the writers who experienced the tumult of 1989 as citizens of former Soviet countries – Christa Wolf, Herta Müller – who have told most powerfully what it feels like to have your identity ripped from you, your history and your country deleted and overwritten. Katherina Radeva’s charming one-woman play is in this vein. Her performance is warm and heartfelt, as she shows us aspects of her life in communist Bulgaria, from gaudy anti-capitalist game shows to clandestine queer love. Much of it is engaging, but the whole can’t help feeling a bit aimless. Each time it threatens to add up to something more, it dissipates again, a mélange of half-connected thoughts.

Summerhall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alexander Hartley]