Hallway-dwelling Semyon is unemployed and disheartened with life. When his last hope at turning his life around disappears, he decides to commit suicide, only to find that a number of people would like him to die on their behalf. On the night of the deed, a party grows towards a glorious climax.

Playwright Moira Buffini has freely adapted Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide, which was banned by Stalin before a single performance, to create Dying For It. Her other plays include Dinner, Love Play, Silence and Doomsday Girl.

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