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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | @ 7.30 PM
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MASQUERADE by Vakhtangov Theatre | New York – Boston

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | @ 7.30
NEW YORK CITY CENTER
Friday, June 14, 2019 | @ 7.30
NEW YORK CITY CENTER
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | @ 7.30
NEW YORK CITY CENTER
Sunday, June 16, 2019 | @ 2.00
NEW YORK CITY CENTER
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | @ 7.30 PM
BOSTON @ CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | @ 7.30 PM
BOSTON @ CUTLER MAJESTIC THEATRE

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Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

MASQUERADE

Verse drama by Mikhail Lermontov 


Stage Director – Rimas Tuminas
Set design and costumes – Adomas Jacovskis
Composer – Faustas Latenas and Aram Khachaturian
Starring Evgeny Knyazev, Lidia Velezhova, Victor Dobronravov, Leonid Bichevin, Maria Volkova, Yury Shlykov and others…


 

“MERCURIALLY BRILLIANT IMPORT FROM MOSCOW’S VAKHTANGOV THEATRE”
– The Guardian (UK), reviewing Rimas Tuminas’ Uncle Vanya, seen at City Center in 2017
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Visionary Lithuanian director Rimas Tuminas created a furor amidst the theatergoing public with his dazzling production of Uncle Vanya, presented by the Cherry Orchard Festival in 2017. Now he makes a triumphant return to City Center with the ruthless and ribald Masquerade, based on the verse drama by Mikhail Lermontov and featuring a star-studded cast of Russia’s most acclaimed actors.

Often compared to Shakespeare’s Othello, this study of jealousy and pride within the gossip-ridden aristocracy of 1830s St. Petersburg unmasks the captivating and guileful revelry that keeps morality teetering on a razor’s edge. Brimming with decadent feasts, bright costumes, intrigue, flirtation, and a snow-covered stage on which alluring clowns shed slopes of compassionate tears, the production also features music by legendary Soviet composer Aram Khachaturyan, originally written for the 1941 production of Masquerade at the Vakhtangov Theatre.

Tuminas’ Masquerade is a tragic farce, a sad Commedia dell’Arte, and an exorcism of the heroes and hoaxes that enchant us away from our better selves.

 
In Russian with English subtitles.


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