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Yev is a hermit living in a remote region of the Siberian Taiga, the sole survivor of a family who fled civilization for fear of religious persecution. Matthew, a biology student who’s curious about Yev’s solitary life, begins a correspondence but soon discovers that she is not entirely alone. As their camaraderie deepens, so do complications between Yev and her possessive neighbour Savorin, a geologist who violently disputes her version of their shared story. Through layered, complex unfolding, the play slowly unearths the truth about these relationships forged amid seclusion. YEV is loosely inspired by the Siberian hermit Agafia Lykova, among others.

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