Waiting in Tobolsk

Waiting in Tobolsk
The Children of the Last Tsar
by Norman Allen

Productions (10)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 60 minutes
  • 6 f, 1 m
  • Set: A bedroom.

Waiting in Tobolsk
The Children of the Last Tsar
by Norman Allen

(0)
Productions (10)
  • Drama
  • 40 - 60 minutes
  • 6 f, 1 m
  • Set: A bedroom.

After their father, Nicholas II, abdicates the Russian throne and their family is shipped to the remote town of Tobolsk, the daughters of the Last Tsar face an uncertain future. Eldest daughter Olga strikes up a friendship with one of her Bolshevik guards, seeking the truth that her parents have always avoided -- and finding a glimmer of romance in the midst of an impossible situation. Rising to the challenges that face them, the daughters and their brother hold their family together in its final days.

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Play Details

After their father, Nicholas II, abdicates the Russian throne and their family is shipped to the remote town of Tobolsk, the daughters of the Last Tsar face an uncertain future. Eldest daughter Olga strikes up a friendship with one of her Bolshevik guards, seeking the truth that her parents have always avoided -- and finding a glimmer of romance in the midst of an impossible situation. Rising to the challenges that face them, the daughters and their brother hold their family together in its final days.

Special feature: Author-approved cuts for creating a 40-minute version (PDF)

  • Drama
  • 40 - 60 minutes
  • 6 f, 1 m
  • Set: A bedroom.

Published Reviews

"A poignantly humane examination of the ill-fated Romanovs who await their destiny as captives far from the reach of the extremists who were clearly after their heads. A kind of Diary of Anne Frank / Little Women hybrid, the play is both highly polished and ultimately moving."

Richard Gist, Aisle Say

"At its core, Waiting in Tobolsk represents a quest for self, an attempt to understand who one is and how one fits in the world. For these four young women, the search proves especially challenging, as who they thought they were has been forever taken from them."

Charlie Herman, The Washington Blade

"Blending a vast historical backdrop with introspective dialogue, Waiting in Tobolsk suggests an intimate view of larger-than-life figures known to us only from textbooks and legend."

Dan Avery, Metro Weekly

"Norman Allen's Waiting in Tobolsk brings a welcome dose of sobriety and historical accuracy to a subject -- the last days of the Romanov family in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution -- whose treatment is too often shrouded in overwrought myth or colored by political agendas."

Katherine Florey, Washington Sidewalk

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JUL 14, 2017 - JUL 16, 2017
Huntsville Community Theatre
Huntsville, TX United States
Huntsville Community Theatre Huntsville, TX United States
MAR 01, 2016 - MAY 31, 2016
Schemata
Jackson, MI United States
Schemata Jackson, MI United States
MAR 14, 2014 - MAR 15, 2014
Fredericksburg Christian School
Fredericksburg, VA United States
Fredericksburg Christian School Fredericksburg, VA United States
OCT 10, 2013 - OCT 19, 2013
Spotswood High School
Penn Laird, VA United States
Spotswood High School Penn Laird, VA United States
MAY 15, 2010 - MAY 15, 2010
Ponoka Composite High School
Red Deer, AB Canada
Ponoka Composite High School Red Deer, AB Canada
APR 22, 2010 - APR 22, 2010
Ponoka Composite High School
Ponoka, AB Canada
Ponoka Composite High School Ponoka, AB Canada
OCT 26, 2006 - OCT 28, 2006
Tiftarea Academy
Tifton, GA United States
Tiftarea Academy Tifton, GA United States
OCT 05, 2006 - OCT 07, 2006
Hopewell Headliners
Huntersville, NC United States
Hopewell Headliners Huntersville, NC United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States
JAN 01, 1996 - DEC 31, 1996
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States
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