June 5-13, 2015



June 5-13, 2015
The New York City Center, New York
Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts

Cherry Orchard Festival presents

Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Based on two novels by Grigory Kanovich

Directed by Rimas Tuminas

Starring Viktor Sukhorukov • Sergei Makovetsky • Yevgeny Knyazev • Aleksei Guskov • Vladimir Simonov • Yulia Rutberg • Grigory Antipenko • Viktor Dobronravov

After earning raving reviews for its sold-out 2014 run of “Eugene Onegin” at New York City Center, Vakhtangov Academic Theatre of Russia is back in 2015, presenting a new theatrical masterpiece, “Smile at Us, Oh Lord!” .

Featuring an all-star cast of renowned actors, and brought to life by the acclaimed team of Vakhtangov’s artistic director Rimas Tuminas, composer Faustas Latenas, and set designer Adomas Jacovskis, “Smile At Us, Oh Lord” is based on two novels by the Lithuanian-born Israeli writer, Grigory Kanovich.

With a plot full of tragi-comedic moments, accented by soulful music, “Smile at Us, Oh Lord” is a story of a “little man”, vehemently opposed to wrongdoing, even as the world around him crumbles. His journey opens his eyes – and the audience’s hearts – to the fate of Jews around the world during the first half of the 20th century. Using a new language of poetic theater, Rimas Tuminas and the esteemed Vakhtangov Theatre cast tells a common story that’s linked with the larger parable of the great love of mankind.

Venue: The New York City Center

New York City Center

131 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Box Office hours:
Monday through Saturday, 12pm to 8pm;
Sunday, 12pm to 7:30pm

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