War, illness, murder, and scandal! All included in this play!
This play covers the fall of the Romanov dynasty, the Russian Revolution, the Russian Civil Wars, and the institution of communism in the Soviet Union. This play takes anywhere from 25-30 minutes.
It has 16 roles, from one line, to many lines, depending on student comfort level.
It is a good activity for students to do when they are being introduced to the Russian Revolution.
If the class is larger than 16 students, I make them "set crew", in which the students who do not wish to speak, but still wish to participate get to draw scenery on the white board.