"FAMILY HAPPINESS" - LEO TOLSTOY'S CLASSIC LOVE STORY
January 26 - January 27, 2013
RUSSIA'S MOST CELEBRATED THEATRE COMPANIES THEATRE-ATELIER PYOTR FOMENKO WITH "FAMILY HAPPINESS" - TOLSTOY'S CLASSIC LOVE STORY
CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATER
JANUARY 26 & 27
After sensational multiple appearances at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, the acclaimed international theatre group THEATER-ATELIER PIOTR FOMENKO is debuting in Boston with the FAMILY HAPPINESS, a story about the evolution of love, based on the eponymous novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted for the stage by Piotr Fomenko. Told from the viewpoint of the main heroine, Masha, the play abandons the novel's straightforward storytelling to recall the quiet affair between Masha and her father's friend, Sergey, the first months of happiness, her thirst for social status and the disappointment with society, the return and attempt to build a new, calm kind of family happiness. Passionless, dry and, at times, cynical, Masha rips away the cover of time to reveal the sweet happiness of young love that can never be recaptured. FAMILY HAPPINESS premiered at the Theatre-Atelier Piotr Fomenko in 2000 to rave reviews, and went on to win multiple awards and prizes for the cast and director. It is part of the theatre's repertoire and is heavily featured on the festival circuits in Russia and Europe. “FOMENKO…HAS ACHIEVED A STATE OF GRACE.”- THE MOSCOW TIMES PIOTR FOMENKO is one of Russia’s most renowned master acting teachers/directors, follows in the rich Russian theatrical tradition of master teachers who lead their own actors' studios, (the first was Konstantin Stanislavsky at the Moscow Art Theatre).