Cover photo by Krystal Eversdyk

Learning Russian

Michael Mitnick

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Daniel's life is in the toilet — his cartoonist career is a failure, his girlfriend has dumped him for a physical therapist and, to top it off, he suspects his identity has been stolen. But with the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Daniel begins to discover that his wildest dreams are coming true. The only problem: he insists he's not doing any of it. LEARNING RUSSIAN explores the day between who we were yesterday and who we will become tomorrow.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (1 female, 2 male)
Short Drama (about 30 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • Michael Mitnick

    Michael Mitnick's plays include SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS (world premiere 2ndStage Uptown), FLY BY NIGHT (Playwrights Horizons 2014; Dallas Theater Center; TheatreWorks), ED, DOWNLOADED (world premiere Denver Center Theatre Company), SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN (world premiere City Lights; developed by The Lark and Studio 42), BABS THE DODO (world premiere at Washington Ensemble Theatre), & ELIJAH (world premiere at LOCAL Theatre Company). He is also writing the book for the Broadway bound musical version of the classic film Animal House. He wrote additional lyrics for a stage spectacle of King Kong which is running now in Australia. He wrote the screenplay for the adaptation of the Newbery-winning novel The Giver. Member of Ars Nova and P73 Playgroups. 2012 Visionary Playwright Award. Michael is currently writing commissions for The Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club and Theatre Masters in conjunction with The Goodman Theatre. He received his MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. He lives in Brooklyn.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 4/1/2008
Pages 114
ISBN 9780881453829

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Learning Russian is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC