Stryi Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater
Stryi Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater [Стрийський український музично-драматичний театр; Stryiskyi ukrainskyi muzychno-dramatychnyi teatr]. A theater founded in 1944 as a touring theater on the basis of the Kyiv troupes under Ivan Sahatovsky and Kateryna Luchytska. It was joined by actors from the Sambir Touring Theater in 1948 and was active until 1964. It performed mostly Ukrainian classical dramas (by Ivan Kotliarevsky, Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko, Mykhailo Starytsky, Taras Shevchenko, Lesia Ukrainka, Ivan Franko, and others) and toured the Moldavian SSR and the RSFSR. Luchytska was the director, and Valentyn Borysovets was the stage designer; among the actors were S. Koval and Ye. Khoroshun.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]