Highbrow Hangover



Don't be like these guys! 

Get some hair of the dog that bit you, and add some culture at the same time at the 2018/19 season of HIGHBROW HANGOVER.

STAGE RUSSIA films productions from Russia's most renowned theater companies and distributes them in HD into cinemas across the globe.  

Brunch can be brought in from any number of delightful restaurants in our neighborhood.


Sunday, Apr 14

Creative Team

​Director - Yury Butusov
Set Designer - Alexander Shishkin
Music - Faustas Latenas
Lighting Designer - Anatoly Kuznecov
Sound - Ekaterina Pavlova and Dariya Kascheeva
Stage Manager - Angelika Ramazanova


​Irina Nikolaevna Arkadina - Polina Raykina
Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev - Timofey Tribuntcev
Petr Nikolaevich Sorin - Vladimir Bolshov
Nina Zarechnaya - Agrippina Steklova
Ilya Afanasyevich Shamraev - Anton Kuznetcov
Polina Andreevn - Lika Nifontova
Masha - Mariana Spivak
Boris Alekseevich Trigorin - Denis Sukhanov
Evgeniy Sergeevich Dorn - Artem Osipov
Semen Semenovich Medvedenko - Anton Kuznecov
Dancing girl - Marina Drovosekova
Yakov - Sergey Bubnov
Treplev's monologue in Act 4 - Yury Butusov

Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

The film will run for 3 hours and 45 min
- 2 hours acts 1 and 2
- a 15 min intermission
- 1 hour 30 minutes acts 3 and 4

The Seagull Web Vertical

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.

Special Admission



Sunday, May 19
Anna Karenina - Stage Russia

"Lavish...Dynamic...Daring", Moscow Times

"Drama is present in every song", Russia Beyond the Headlines

​"Be Amazed", Moskvaer

Captured on film before a live audience from the Moscow Operetta Theatre. 

Presented in Russian w/ English subtitles.
132 minutes

Anna Karenina Digital Poster

A spectacular, breathtaking, high-tech musical production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. The dramatic and tumultuous love story between the married Anna Karenina and a dashing military officer, Alexey Vronsky, takes place amidst the glitter and luxury of the Russian nobility in the second half of the 19th century. 

The musical’s characters struggle with overwhelming of love and betrayal, passion and duty, hope and desperation. Although almost a century and a half has passed since the time of the story, the events unfolding before the audience are gripping and touching in their timeless quality.

Special Admission