The Underground Battle For Freedom

Down In A Small Tashkent Basement, You’ll Find A Bastion Of Hope and Liberty.
Matteo Fagotto
Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – The cosy underground stage is immersed in total darkness; the seats are filled to capacity. The theatre is so tiny that the first row of spectators shares the squeaky, wooden floor with the performers.

Suddenly, the spotlights dazzle a couple of young actors, battered and dressed in rags, lying among old barrels and plastic garbage. They impersonate two desperate young addicts from a poor neighbourhood. (more…)