STAGE RUSSIA SCREENINGS
STAGE RUSSIA : CHILDREN OF THE SUN
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16 @ 2:00 PM
Written during the abortive Russian Revolution of 1905, Maxim Gorky's brilliant darkly comic "Children of the Sun" depicts the new middle-class, foolish perhaps but likeable, as they flounder, philosophize, and yearn for meaning, all while being totally blind to their impending annihilation. Multi-award-winning director Timofey Kulyabin's (Three Sisters, Onegin) modernized production, set in 1999 at Stanford University, focuses on the interplay between the characters, the relationships formed and broken, sparring over culture and the cosmos, barely sensing that their own privileged world is in jeopardy. Directed for the screen by Kulyabin and filmed from his Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Presented in Russian with English subtitles.
STAGE RUSSIA : ANNA KARENINA MUSICAL
SUNDAY MARCH 8 @ 2:00 PM
Spectacular, breathtaking, emotional, and high-tech show based on a masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina is a classic literature masterpiece about the relationship between a man and a woman. The dramatic love story between a married lady 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 and controversial feelings — 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.