ProEnglish Theatre

The City Was There

Performance by Theatre of a Young Spectator at Lypky and ProEnglish Theatre of Ukraine. In English

based on Ray Bradbury’s “A Miracle of Rare Device”, “Dandelion Wine” and ” Fahrenheit 451°”

Two not-so-successful businessmen Bob and Will are selling… mirage in the Desert. Their story is intertwined with the story of the City inhabited by: Inventor of Happiness Machine, Colonel who can travel Time and never ever young Mrs Bentley. They all are going to meet once…

– Ever been to New York?
– Always wanted. Never been.

genre: the story of miracles for the whole family (9 to 99 years old)


Alex Borovenskiy

director of the show


  • Will – Yevgen Bondarskiy
  • Bob – Oles Pavliutin
  • Nelly Hopper – Kateryna Marchenko/Vlada Skubchenko
  • Alice – Kira Meshcherska
  • Jane – Tanya Sydorenko
  • Leo Aufmann – Vadim Timush-Shinkaruk/Kostiantyn Afanasiev
  • Lena Aufmann – Anisia Stasevich
  • Colonel – Kirill Sirchenko
  • Mrs Bentley – Kateryna Artimenieva
  • Man – Artem Vovk/Liubomyr Valivots
  • Woman – Vlada Skubchenko/Kateryna Marchenko
  • Stranger – Liubomyr Valivots/Artem Vovk

DAN Vynohradov

Dan graduated from Kyiv University of Culture, he is a theatre and film actor. While studying at the university, Dan acted in TV series and commercials. Since January 2022, acts at ProEnglish Theatre. Dan is a brave and ambitious actor, never afraid of tough roles. Played a gay soldier in “Love at times” and several various characters in “War. Texts. Ukraine.” project – stage readings of modern Ukrainian plays in English. His biggest part so far is HE, main character from “Naïve Experiments” directed by Alex Borovenskiy. Charismatic and vulnerable HE wins the hearts of the audience with the first appearance on stage.