June 6 - June 7, 2014
Alexander Pushkin’s timeless novel is brought to life in this rare appearance by the legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia. Internationally lauded director Rimas Tuminas stages a theatrical adaptation of Eugene Onegin complete with the relevant themes of love, disillusionment, forgiveness, condemnation, and cynicism that have made it a staple of the Russian literary canon. Winner of the Crystal Turandot, Russia’s most prestigious theatrical award, this lively production remains faithful to Pushkin’s original text infused with Russian and French folk songs and showcasing the talents of 45 actors. Direct from New York’s Cherry Orchard Festival, this visually dazzling, stylish and daring adaptation establishes itself as a modern masterpiece of theatre.
Cast: Sergey Makovetskiy, Yulia Borisova, Ludmila Maksakova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Galina Konovalova, Oleg Makarov and others.
“ANYONE WHO SAW THE VAKHTANGOV [THEATRE]…WILL KNOW THEY ARE A FIRST-RATE TROUPE.” – THE GUARDIAN
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Founded in 1920 by actor and director Yevgeny Vakhtangov, the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia has become one of the most prestigious companies in Russia. The company has been seen by millions of people throughout Europe, including Paris, London, Vienna, Berlin, Prague and Budapest, among others. Their definitive productions of classics such as Uncle Vanya, Measure for Measure, and Anna Karenina have spread their reputation internationally.