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About Intractable Woman

US Premiere

From PlayCo, the Obie Award-Wining theater company—A riveting theatrical portrait of the journalist and activist Anna Politkovskaya, this powerful play, by one of Italy’s most celebrated writers, takes us behind the headlines she generated while exposing details of Russia’s war in Chechnya.

“Directed with an uncompromisingly clear eye and steady hand by the gifted Lee Sunday Evans. ” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times, A New York Times Critic’s Pick

“May Massini’s evocation of the memory of Anna Politkovskaya help to remind us all of the vital importance of a free, functioning press to our democracy.” – Exeunt NYC

”Anyone who considers this story an exclusively foreign nightmare, an incident unthinkable in America given our Constitutional freedoms and protections, should take his/her head out of the sand. ” –Jonathan Kalb

“Nadine Malouf, Nicole Shalhoub, and Stacey Yen could pass as easily for “nasty” women as “intractable” ones and wear both badges proudly”– Theatermania

Run Time

80 minutes

Start Date

End Date


14+ (some mature subject matter)

Second Floor Theater

150 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009

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