The Great Soviet Bucket
Miami Light Project at Miami Theater Center, Miami
YVETTE CORNELIA HOLZWARTH
The Great Soviet Bucket is a dark musical comedy that follows Timur, a dutiful Soviet citizen, and his unhinged “Mother Russia” puppet, Comrade Bucket. Like a true believer, Timur patiently tolerates the complexities of the USSR, knowing that a better future is almost here. His local commander, Comrade Bucket, a puppet named after an enameled Soviet bucket, encourages him to embrace the collective ways of living. But when the Soviet Union empire begins to crumble, so too does Timur’s Soviet identity. In The Great Soviet Bucket, Kazakh-American opera singer Timur (backed by a cadre of brilliant musician-performers) uses the Soviet songs of his childhood to ask pressing questions about the intertwined forces of identity, politics, and history.
The Great Soviet Bucket is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects in partnership with Miami Light Project and NPN.
"Punk-operatic spectacle" (Praise for Timur and the Dime Museum)
"Smashing, romantic, noisy" (Praise for Timur and the Dime Museum)
"Words fail to capture the magnificence and contrasting glory and weirdness" (Praise for Timur and the Dime Museum)
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