Victoria Kostyukevich's play tells the story of the transformation of Vladivostok and Russia from the anarchic and bandit-driven 1990s to the police state of the 00s. The protagonist, the boy Dima, lost his voice after his father gets imprisoned and died there because of his long tongue. Not to say that the life that followed required him to actively participate verbally: he drifts along, getting caught up in a series of absurd situations that test his fate. He meets local hoodlums and authority figures, finds the love of his life, loses it, and also feels the pressure from the "grannies". "Grannies" in the play are old women who reflect the nature of resentment, singing history and denying the future, and their slogan becomes "respect old age", such a prototype of the right-conservative majority.
The production consisted of 12 scenes, which could be divided into four major blocks: the 1990s, the Millennium celebration, the 00s, and the confrontation scene between the audience and the security forces. Our team adapted the play to the theatre's locations, worked out the route, prepared the scenography, selected the costumes and created the video content.