Directed by Yury Urnov
Written by Elena Gremina
Translated by Yury Urnov and Stephen Nunns

Reception at 5:30 PM
Performance and Panel Discussion from 6:00-8:00 PM

Moderator: Blair A. Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute
Randy Bregman, Partner, Salans
William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
Yurii Urnov, Director, "One Hour Eighteen"

Moscow playwright Elena Gremina's searing investigation into the death of Russian lawyer Sergei L. Magnitsky, who died while in pre-trial detention in 2009, will have its North American premiere at the Kennan Institute. The play juxtaposes moving and chilling testimony and documents from Magnitsky's diary; a radio interview with his mother; two judges; a prison doctor and paramedic; an investigator; and a young ambulance paramedic.

"One Hour Eighteen" is produced by Philip Arnoult's Center for International Theatre Development, with Russian director Yury Urnov (who also translated the original Russian text with Stephen Nunns) and American actors.

This event will be held in the 6th Floor Flom Auditorium.

Please note that seating for this event is available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP is required. Please call on the day of the event to confirm. Please bring an identification card with a photograph (e.g. driver's license, work ID, or university ID) as part of the building's security procedures.


  • Blair A. Ruble

    Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Randy Bregman

    Partner, Salans
  • William E. Pomeranz

    Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
  • Yurii Urnov

    Fulbright Scholar and visiting director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington, D.C. and Towson University, Baltimore