Chernivtsi Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater
Chernivtsi Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater (Чернівецький ураїнський музично-драмаичний театр ім. О. Кобилянської; Chernivetskyi ukrainskyi muzychno-dramatychnyi teatr im. O. Kobylianskoi). Formerly the Kharkiv Theater of the Revolution, which had been founded in 1931 and transferred to Chernivtsi in 1940. From 1941 to 1944 the theater operated in northern Caucasia and in the Tatar ASSR and Mari ASSR. A part of the company's repertoire have consisted of plays based on Bukovynian life, such as dramatizations of Olha Kobylianska's novels (Zemlia [Earth], U nediliu rano zillia kopala [On Sunday Morning She Gathered Herbs], Vovchytsia [She-Wolf]); L. Balkovenko and Hryhorii Miziun's historical drama Lukiian Kobylytsia; and Z. Prokopenko's Vesnianyi potik (Spring Stream). The director B. Borin, the stage designer Oleksander Plaksii, and the actors Volodymyr Sokyrko, P. Stoliarenko-Muratov, Petro Mikhnevych, Hanna Yanushevych, and K. Tsypa were associated with the theater in the past.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]