On Stage with Russian Tranport, 92YTribeca 1/11/12
Join 92YTribeca for a special conversation about The New Group’s production of Russian Transport, as playwright Erika Sheffer, actress Janeane Garofalo and moderator Julian Sheppard discuss the play’s backstory and its journey to the stage.
Russian Transport is a suspenseful family drama set in the Russian Jewish community of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Diana and Misha, an immigrant couple, run a struggling car service while trying to carve out the American Dream for their teenagers, Alex and Mira. When Diana's sexy and mysterious brother Boris arrives to stay with them, family loyalty is tested. For Alex and Mira, Uncle Boris is an exciting addition to their home, but soon Alex is pulled into his Uncle's dangerous world. Laced with humor and intrigue, Russian Transport captures the complex layers of one very particular immigrant experience.