Om Svetlana! Svetlana!
In 1967, Joseph Stalin’s daughter braved her way over the Iron Curtain, secret memoir in tow, and landed in America as the Cold War’s most famous defector. At 40 years old, Svetlana had left everything behind for a new life in the West and the chance to finally share her story. What she found instead — a controversial commune in the Arizona desert built by Frank Lloyd Wright, a whirlwind marriage dictated by destiny, and a Montenegrin matriarch with dreams of immortality — was far more complicated. In Svetlana! Svetlana! neurotic playwright Dan Kitrosser unravels the weird and wild life of his greatest muse.
A strange and mystical invitation lures Svetlana to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture commune in the Arizona desert. And so, Svetlana embarks on a new journey that will alter the course of her life forever. Dan goes there too and gets in the wrong Honda. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After her dramatic defection, Svetlana settles into her new life in America. She’s an overnight millionaire, trading communism for capitalism — a bestselling author with the attention of the world. But everyone from her translator to the KBG to a new lover is driving her nuts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the midst of the Cold War, Joseph Stalin's only daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, decides to flee Mother Russia to start a new life in America. But with the KGB on her tail, how on earth is she going to get out? Playwright Dan Kitrosser unravels her story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.