Wedding Night, the final Act

The most passionate, profound scene ever to escape from my pen, though written three decades ago – the truth about the Russian Revolution. I have to say I am still amazed by this. Advertisements

The Wedding Night, Act V

  ACT V     Scene 1: Large room in the Winter Palace again. Lenin, Stalin, other top Bolshevik leaders in suits; Nevsky and others around large table, seated.   Lenin The next step is the swift liquidation of clergy!   Nevsky But we don’t want to make martyrs of them.   Stalin Oh, let’s. … Continue reading

Wedding Night, Act IV

  ACT IV     Scene 1: Outside the Winter Palace. Enter Demidoff.   Demidoff A fine day for a battle!   (Three members of the Red Guard spring out of hiding with guns, one of which is shoved in Demidoff’s face)   Bolshevik Yes, comrade, a fine day for a fight! And what position … Continue reading

About The Wedding Night

The Wedding Night is a historical drama of romance and youthful idealism shattered by the Russian Revolution. A young couple, their priest Fr. Mikhail, and the fiery revolutionary Petr, are thrust onto the stage among actual recorded events and persons. Meyerkoff, Demidoff and Olga, with their attempt to assassinate Lenin, and their battle with the … Continue reading

The Wedding Night, Acts I-III

THE WEDDING NIGHT   A drama in five Acts         Cast of Characters     Ivanov A young doctor and psychologist, recently elected to the new parliament, the Duma.   Sophia His beloved.   Fr. Mikhail A parish priest.   Demidoff A young army captain, zealous for the cause of the new … Continue reading

The Philokalia Acts IV – V

ACT IV   Scene 1: A magnificent apartment in the Vatican. Christoforo is lounging on a couch with a huge and splendid book. Filippo is pacing the floor.   Filippo              Too slow, too slow.   Christoforo                                      You want me to lose my mind? These are dangerous studies!   Filippo             I … Continue reading