IVAN VYRYPAEV one of the most intriguing dramatic writers of contemporary Russian drama, in the play “Jul” – deals with the problem of the rescue of an ordinary man, the man who can be each of us, by the power of irony.
Even a woman, for which the writer insists that the main character Peter, like other characters, interprets a woman, that is, an actress.
Peter is a seventy-year-old criminal and killer who, due to the fire, remains socially and existentially threatened. The path of his rescue will be permeated by crudeness, violence, the search for “his own crazy idol”, as perhaps the only refuge he belongs to.
By combining cruelty and tenderness within that ordinary man’s relationship with others, to God, and to himself, Vyrypaev raises the main question – at what point in time, this man, within the system part of him, becomes the victim of his own salvation.