Theater of Nations' SHUKSHIN'S STORIES & TAMARA GVERDTSITELI Set for Cherry Orchard Festival

Mar 16, 2016

Based on the famous stories of Vasily Shukshin, Siberia-born iconic writer of the Soviet era, Shukshin's Stories is a vivid and witty production comprising several vignettes full of love, humor, nostalgia, laughter, and authenticity. The play is a winner of the prestigious Golden Mask Theatre Award and The Crystal Turandot Theatrical Award. It has toured internationally to The Vienna Festival (Austria), Teatrformen (Hannover, Germany), International Festival in Helsinki (Finland), Golden Mask in Baltia Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia) and Vilnius (Lithuania), Tel-Aviv Centennial Festival (Israel), International Festival of Modern Drama (Berlin, Germany) and Dutch Festival (Amsterdam)....


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A journey freighted with meaning in ‘Smile at Us, Oh Lord’

Jun 13, 2015

“Wherever I go, I’m traveling to my funeral,’’ a character in “Smile at Us, Oh Lord’’ remarks, his tone somewhere between doleful and matter of fact. “All life is a long or short road to the cemetery.’’ As that line suggests, an elegiac mood suffuses this fascinating production by the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia, which unfolds in dreamlike fashion, with flashes of humor, as it traces a journey across Lithuania by three Jewish friends at the start of the 20th century....

Source: The Boston Globe

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From Russia, a Jewish journey into a new century

Jun 11, 2015
NEW YORK — When Rimas Tuminas first created “Smile at Us, Oh Lord!,” a theatrical adaptation of two novels by celebrated Jewish playwright Grigory Kanovich, in the early 1990s in Lithuania, the former Soviet republic was just emerging from its tumultuous struggle for independence....

Source: Boston Globe

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Bound For Vilna

Jun 02, 2015

Actors are typically front and center in our own theater, but the Russian stage has been dominated, for at least the last century, by the director. Konstantin Slanislavski, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko and Vsevolod Meyerhold famously reshaped their actors’ bodies and minds in order to enable the expression of profound emotion. ...

Source: The Jewish Week

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