Famous Ukrainian Writer to Present Literary Works in Canada
Kyiv, April 5, 2011. Well-known Ukrainian writer Maria Matios will hold a series of readings in Canada where the Ivano-Frankivsk academic music and drama theater will present a play “Solodka Darusya” (“Sweet Darusya”) after Matios’ novel of the same name.
The Ivano-Frankivsk theater tour to Canada will be the first for nearly 20 years since the declaration of Ukrainian Independence, Maria Matios said to Unian news agency. Matios will present her works to the readers in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.
Since the opening night of “Solodka Darusya” in 2008, the play staged by Rostislav Derzhipilsky was performed in many cities of Ukraine and took part in various theater festivals. Canadian theater goers will see the 70th performance of the play.
“Solodka Darusya” is one of the most popular novels of Maria Matios. Granted the Ukraine’s National Taras Shevchenko prize for literature in 2005, the novel in a form of family saga depicts a story of the two generations of a family damaged by the tragic historical events that unfolded in Western Ukraine near mid-20th century.