Two for the Road

Pretty much everywhere is a long way from the Presnyakov brothers' hometown of Yekaterinburg deep in the Ural Mountains. But that's O.K. "A life on the go adds grist to our impression mill," says Oleg Presnyakov, 37, as he and his brother, Vladimir, 32, packed for a trip to Berlin to attend an opening of their 2003 play, Playing the Victim. It's a good thing the duo don't mind life on the road. Their increasing popularity as two of the world's hottest young playwrights has made itineraries like Moscow to Sydney via Tokyo, or Boston to Transylvania via London, routine as...

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