The Critical Stages production of The Kursk will play Riverside Theatres from September 15-19.
In August 2000 a nuclear submarine vanished during the training of a major naval exercise coordinated by the Russian Navy. The pride of the Russian fleet, the Kursk, was discovered 80 meters deep, on the ocean’s floor with 23 sailors trapped inside. Rescue attempts were inhibited by severe weather conditions and the drama intensified when suspicion of foreign involvement surfaced. The whole world waited desperately for the survivors to be rescued. The stage production of The Kursk follows Admiral Popov’s struggle to save the crew of the submarine and prevent a nuclear disaster. A proud and obstinate man, Admiral Popov is very untrusting of foreigners who come to assist the rescue mission. The Kursk captures the claustrophobic world of the submarine and the terrifying ordeal the sailors endure. A young man writes love letters to his wife from the ocean floor as she prays for his return. The pressure is extreme and the stakes are high as families and loved ones wait desperately for news. The fates of their loved ones hang in the balance while rescuers fight against the impossible in the real life thriller.
THE KURSK Riverside THEATRE, Cnr Church and Market Sts, Parramatta DATES: September 15 - 19 TIMES: Tues 15 Sept 7.30pm, Wed 16 Sept 7.30pm, Thurs 17 Sept 6.30pm, Fri Sept 18 7.30pm, Sat Sept 19 2.15pm & 7.30pm TICKET PRICES: Tues – Thu & Sat Matinee Adults $45, Conc $40, 30 & Under $32, 16 & Under $28 Fri & Sat Evening Adults $48, Conc $43, 30 & Under $35, 16 & Under $31 BOOKINGS: Riverside Box Office 02 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au