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Highbrow Hangover

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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.  

Mimosas for sale along with our usual selection of beer, wine and hard cider. Brunch can be brought in from any number of delightful restaurants in our neighborhood.

Showtimes

Sunday, Oct 14
11:00am
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Written by William Shakespeare
Satirikon Arkady Raikin Russian State Theatre

​Yury Butusov's brilliant, award-winning staging of King Lear tells us a story in which the collapse of a family, the collapse of a country, and the collapse of an individual are all connected to each other. In Shakespeare's classic work, Lear imagined himself to be God's equal - and so he divided his kingdom between his daughters just to see what would happen. Featuring 4 time Golden Mask Award-winning actor Konstantn Raikin as Lear.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 170 minutes (with one 15 minute intermission)

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KING LEAR

About the Director: Originally a graduate of a shipbuilding institute, Yury Butusov, worked in a variety of professions, including equestrian riding. In the early 90s, Butusov, at the age of 33 embarked on a career in theater, and immediately had a huge impact. His graduate work, "Waiting for Godot", was staged in St Petersburg and called "The event of the year". Since then, he has staged productions at the most renowned theaters in Moscow, including the Vakhtangangov Theatre, The Satirikon Theatre, The Moscow Art Theatre and the Pushkin Theatre and was artistic director at St Petersburg's Lensoviet Theatre for 7 years. Overseas, he has directed performances in South Korea, Poland, Norway and Bulgaria and is a winner of multiple directing awards.

Creative Team

​Director – Yury Butusov
Set Design – Alexander Shishkin
Сhoreographer – Nikolay Reutov
Lighting Design – Anatoly Kuznecov
Sound – Sergey Lebedev
Assistant Director – Elvira Kekeyeva

Cast

​King Lear – Konstantin Raikin
Earl of Gloucester – Denis Sukhanov
Edgar – Daniil Pugayev
Edmund – Anton Kuznecov
Earl of Kent – Timofey Tribuntcev
Goneril – Marina Drovosekova
Regan – Agrippina Steklova
Cordelia – Maryana Spivak
Duke of Burgundy – Yakov Lomkin
Duke of Cornwall – Konstantin Tretyakov
Duke of Albany – Vladimir Bolshov
King of France – Daniil Pugayev
Oswald – Yakov Lomkin
Fool – Elena Bereznova 

Special Admission

$10 suggested; no one turned away. Advance Tickets Available.

Showtimes

Sunday, Nov 11
11:00am
EUGENE ONEGIN

Referred to by the New York Times as “…exuberant and arrestingly beautiful”, and by the London Telegraph theatre critic as “…one of the most extraordinary nights at the theatre.

I have ever known”, Rimas Tuminas’ miraculous Eugene Onegin is, at long last available to a world-wide audience. 

The play unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall, looming next to and above Onegin’s arm-chair. 

Filmed before a live audience from Moscow's venerable Vakhtangov Theatre.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours 25 min with one intermission.

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EUGENE ONEGIN

Cast (Partial)

​Eugene Onegin (Older) - Sergey Makovetskiy 
Eugene Onegin (Younger) - Victor Dobronravov
Retired Hussar - Artur Ivanov
Vladimir Lensky (Older) - Vasily Simonov
Vladimir Lensky (Younger) - Oleg Makarov 
Tatyana Larina: - Eugeniya Kregzhde
Olga Larina - Natalia Vinokurova
"Tatyana's Dream" - Irina Kupchenko
Nanny, Dancing Master - Liudmila Maksakova

Creative Team

​Created and Directed by - Rimas Tuminas
Set Design - Adomas Jacovskis
Costumes - Mariya Danilova
Music - Faustas Latenas
Choreographer - Angelica Cholina
Musical director - Tatiana Agaeva
Lighting Designer - Maya Shavdatuashvili

Special Admission

$10 suggested; no one turned away. ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Sunday, Jan 13
11:00am
ANNA KARENINA

Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

​Directed by Lithuanian choreographer, Anzelica Cholina, this multiple award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance. In this way, Cholina succeeds in finding the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The distinctive music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the inner turmoil of the characters and their depth.

Winner of the "Villanueva Award", Best Foreign Performance, International Havana Theatre Festival; Winner "Crystal Turandot" Best Debut Performance, Olga Lerman.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 2 hours 15 min with one intermission.

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ANNA KARENINA

Cast (Partial)

​Anna Karenina - Olga Lerman 
Alexey Karenin - Evgeny Knyazev 
Alexey Vronsky - Dmitry Solomykin 
Stepan Oblonsky (Stiva) - Valery Ushakov 
Darya Oblonskaya (Dolly) - Maria Volkova 
Ekaterina Sherbazkaya (Kiti) - Ekaterina Kramzina 
Konstantin Levin: -Fedor Vorontsov

Creative Team

​Director-Choreographer - Angelica Cholina 
Set-Designer:-Marius Jacovskis 
Make-up and Costumes - Yuozas Statkevichus 
Lighting Designer - Tadas Valeyka

Special Admission

$10 suggested; no one turned away. ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Sunday, Feb 17
11:00am
TSL_SMILEUPONUSLORD

Written by Grigory Kanovich

Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

​Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like "Waiting for Jehovah" that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen. Featuring three towering figures from the Russian stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 190 minutes (includes one 15 minute intermission).

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SMILE UPON US, LORD

About the Director: A recipient of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, the National Prize of Lithuania, a Golden Mask Award and the Order of Friendship for his major contribution to the development of cultural ties with the Russian Federation, Rimas Tuminas is undeniably one of the most decorated stage directors in Russia today. His works have been presented across the globe from Shanghai to New York, and since taking over as Artistic Director at Moscow's Vakhtangov Theatre, he has transformed the legendary theatre into a venue of must-see events. His productions of Eugene Onegin, Uncle Vanya and Smile Upon Us, Lord have all garnered rave reviews and has earned praise from fellow artists, including Ralph Feinnes, who considers Tuminas' Uncle Vanya to be" his "favorite performance, a performance of his heart." 

Cast

​Efraim Dudak – Vladimir Simonov
Šmulé-Sender Lazarek​ – Aleksei Guskov
Avner Rosenthal – Viktor Sukhorukov
The She-goat – Yulia Rutberg
“The Palestinian” – Pavel Popov; Grigory Antipenko
Yudl Krapivnikov – Alexander Ryshchenkov
Rabbi Aviézer – Alexei Kuznetsov; Eugeny Fedorov
Khloyne-Genekh – Victor Dobronravov
Joselé the Gypsy – Vladislav Gandrabura; Vitalys Semenovs
Khasya – Olga Chipovskaya
Nekhama – Oksana Surkova
Feiga – Lidiya Konstantinova
Two girls, traveling companions of Judl Krapivpikov – Tatyana Kazuchit
The Guard – Yryi Polyak
Residents of the village of Miškiné – Viktor Zozulin, Evgeny Karelskih, Anatoliy Menshchikov, Agnessa Peterson, Eugeny Fedorov, Alexei Kuznetsov
“Rogues”, wolves, recruits – Aleksey Gimmelyreyh, Maria Rival, Anastasiya Zdanova, Yryi Polyak, Vitalys Semenovs, Vladimir Shulyev, Pavel Yudin, Yana Sobolevskaya, Aleksandr Gorbatov, Tanyana Polosina, Oksana Surkova, Eugeny Pilugin, Artem Parhomenko, Asya Domskaya, Olga Borovskaya

Creative Team

​Director - Rimas Tuminas
Set Design and Costumes - Adomas Jacovskis
Music - Faustas Latenas
Lighting Designer - Maya Shavdatuashvili

Special Admission

$10 suggested, no one turned away. ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.