CANTATA FOR BELARUS is a special musical-theatrical response to the political oppression of artists. It is offered as part of an international showing of support for the Belarus Free Theatre, based on "Being Harold Pinter" as adapted by Becky Dale and Ben Krywosz (see note below).


by Becky Dale and Ben Krywosz


Two nights only!


Monday, January 10th @ 7:30 pm

at Nautilus Music-Theater Studio,

308 Prince Street, 2nd Floor

in Lowertown St. Paul


Tuesday, January 11th @ 7:30 pm

Open Eye Figure Theater

506 East 24th St in Minneapolis,

south of Franklin between Portland Ave and 35W


Tickets: $5 or pay-as-able

Free cookies and milk served

Seating is limited (especially on Monday):

Call 651-298-9913 for reservations,

or e-mail us at

Special Note:




The people of the republic of Belarus (in Eastern Europe, between Russia and Ukraine) live under a campaign of repression directed by the government of Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, who claims to have won 79 percent of the vote in last month's balloting. Since 1994 Mr. Lukashenko has run this former republic of the Soviet Union, leading what former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice once called "the last true remaining dictatorship in the heart of Europe." Mr. Lukashenko recently announced that more than 600 "bandits and saboteurs" had been arrested, including several of his opponents, and theater artists of the company Belarus Free Theater. CANTATA FOR BELARUS is being offered as part of an international effort to present as many public readings of Belarus Free Theater's Being Harold Pinter in as many places as possible in January 2011 to help raise awareness and support for democracy in Belarus. for more information on this initiative, check out