Two One-Acts: Chicago Premiere of East of Berlin and the American Premiere of The Russian Play, by Hannah Moscovitch. In East of Berlin, Rudi is standing outside his father's study in Paraguay, working up the courage to go in. It has been seven years since Rudi left his family and its Nazi past behind him. Questioning redemption, love, guilt and the sins of the father, this play is a tour-de-force that follows Rudi's emotional upheaval as he comes to terms with a frightening past that was never his own. Set amidst the doomed men and rotten ideals of Stalinist Russian, The Russian Play tells the story of a flower-shop girl who falls in love with a gravedigger - a bleak, bittersweet and darkly satiric ode to the dangerous joys of love.