Long Center Presents

Berlin: Zvizdal [Chernobyl – So Far So Close]

Feb 8 - Feb 10

Zvizdal | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Event Details

  • Fri, Feb. 8
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Feb. 9
    2:00 pm
  • Sat, Feb. 9
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Feb. 10
    2:00 pm
  • Sun, Feb. 10
    5:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



The Long Center and Fusebox present Berlin: Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close], February 8 – 10 in Rollins Studio Theatre, in partnership with Austin Film Society.

Occupying a unique space in the performing arts, Belgium-based company Berlin blends film, performance, and installation to reimagine the audience’s experience of live cinema. Berlin’s Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close] sources five years of journalistic research to craft the story of Pétro and Nadia, two 80-year-olds who refuse to leave their homestead in the Chernobyl evacuation zone. Integrating documentary film, image, music, technology, and text, Zvizdal unearths the entanglement of solitude, poverty, hope, and humor at the edge of a disappearing world.

This presentation marks the second year of our new partnership with Fusebox to bring unforgettable live experiences from around the world to Austin.

  • Please join us for a post-show Q&A after the 8:00pm performance on February 9 with BERLIN Artistic Director Yves Degryse and Christina Rees, Editor in Chief of Glasstire.
    Please note that parking for the February 9 evening performance will be very full. Please take advantage of the parking at One Texas Center for $5 where a shuttle service will be provided to the Long Center’s Circle Drive. Valet parking will also be limited.
  • Runtime for Zvizdal [Chernobyl – so far so close] is 75 minutes.
  • All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.
  • Official website for Berlin

About Fusebox

Fusebox cultivates the vast potential of live performance. Our programs bring unique artistic projects to thousands of people in Central Texas; provide support and resources to artists; create connections between communities; and address civic issues at the center of contemporary life and culture.


BERLIN is supported by the Flemish Government. The North American tour of Zvizdal is supported by the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.