IVANOV by Theatre of Nations at New York City Center
“MIRONOV IS ASTOUNDINGLY PERCEPTIVE” — TEATR MAGAZINE
Following their critically acclaimed run of Shukshin’s Stories (2016), Russia’s Theatre of Nations returns to New York with a dramatic retelling of Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov. Controversial opera and theater master Timofey Kulyabin, best known for his rebellious take on Wagner’s Tannhäuser, directs. Evgeny Mironov, Chulpan Khamatova, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, and Victor Verzhbitskiy lead the cast in this production of the classic play that centers on the question: Is Ivanov as much of a scoundrel as those around him contend?
With Ivanov, Theatre of Nations brings to life Chekhov’s keen observation, comedic eye for social detail, and instinct for the drama of human contradiction.
In Russian with English supertitles
ABOUT THEATER OF NATIONS:
Theatre of Nations is a unique structure within the system of the Russian cultural institutions. In terms of the scope and versatility of its activities, it has no analogues in the practices of the national theatre. Founded in 1987 under the name of the Theatre of Friendship, it was renamed in 1991 into the State Theatre of Nations. The Theatre of Nations develops and implements a variety of theatre programs, organizes and holds national and international festivals, presents the best Russian and foreign productions of all genres and trends, produces its own performances, and pursues the ultimate goal of becoming the center for bringing up a new generation of theater practitioners.
The Theatre of Nations dedicates a significant part of its artistic life to its own productions. Its repertoire boasts a variety of genres and names of stage directors, including performances by such artists of world fame as Robert Wilson (USA), Alvis Hermanis (Latvia), Robert Lepage (Canada), Luc Bondy (France), Eimuntas Nekrosius (Lithuania), Thomas Ostermeier (Germany), Javor Gardev (Bulgaria), Russian director Andrey Moguchy, as well as performances by young directors Nikita Grinshpun, Tufan Imamutdinov, Timofei Kulyabin, and Dmitry Volkostrelov, most of whom made their professional debut on the Theater of Nations stage. The Theatre of Nations has been constantly touring, in most cases, as a member of the major Russian and European theatre festivals. Performances by the Theater of Nations have repeatedly received various prestigious awards and honors.