Numbers, the play by Ukrainian film maker Oleg Sentsov will be set on stage in the Ukrainian capital. It will be directed by Sentsov's friend Tamara Trunova, one of the famous Ukrainian theatre directors. The open casting for the performance is to take place in Kyiv on September 3.
All funds raised from ticket sales will go to purchasing a house for Sentsov's family.
Numbers is set in a fictional world where the main characters are Numbers who obey strict rules and ceremonies. Their lives are controlled by judges and carried out according to the will of their supreme ruler, the so-called Zero.
Last month, ScreenDaily.com portal reported that the film version of Numbers was pitched at Odesa International Film Festival’s Film Industry Office’s (FIO) pitching forum.
Recently, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian political prisoner, is in a critical condition. Guterres is concerned about his state, as Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson of UN Secretary-General, said, Pryamiy reports.
'Secretary-General is concerned about Sentsov’s state who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days, and who is in a critical condition. The Secretary-General raises this question when he contacts the Russian authorities,' Dujarric stated.
As is known, Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian political prisoner, has been starving in Russia penal colony of Labytnangi for 100 days now. He announced a hunger strike in May 2014, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held by the Kremlin. Sentsov already survived three health crises; the medics warn that the fourth one, which might involve the breakdown of the body's internal organs, could begin anytime.