A rare opportunity to see recently filmed HD screenings of revered productions from the most renowned theatre companies across Russia, performed by their finest actors and award-winning directors! On screen in the intimate settings of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.
- Written by Anton Chekhov
- Satirikon Arkady Raikin Russian State Theatre
- Director Yury Butusov
A Golden Mask Award-winning production – Best Director.
Anton Chekhov’s first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev. Yury Butusov’s frenetic production abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. This is not only a performance about the theatre, it is an anthology of the theatre that devours its children like monsters. With the shuffling of actors’ roles, you begin to sense something of a quadraphonic portrait of the creative personality, which demonstrates that greatness is precariously close to mediocrity while suggesting that the opposite is also true. Chekhov’s characters are in the process of creating their lives or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be a closely related activity.
Running time: 230 min with one intermission
In Russian with English Subtitles
This Stage Russia screening series is a co-presentation with Show One Productions and Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
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- Mon. 15 OCT 2019 - The Seagull
- Mon 11 NOV 2019 - Alisa
- Thu 05 DEC 2019 - Onegin
- Tue 14 JAN 2020 - Uncle Vanya
- Tue 18 FEB 2020 - The Suicide
- Tue 10 MAR 2020 - The Black Monk
- Mon 27 APR 2020 - Anna Karenina
Single ticket: $28.50 plus HST. Click on the event date above to purchase single tickets
Series of Four: $94.00 plus HST,
Series of Eight: $148.00 plus HST.
Packages can be purchased HERE