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Macbeth
"A harrowing and disturbingly funny parable for the dawn of the 21st century." - New York Times The Royal Shakespeare Company's Macbeth has been lauded as the finest production of Shakespeare's Scottish play for over a quarter of a century.…
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When the Fall Comes - Love, Art, Dance and Death
As it interweaves vivid imagery of San Francisco, Argentine tango and poignant interviews, "When the Fall Comes" chronicles how one woman moves through grief by using dance, poetry and a performance piece to illustrate her healing process. First time producer…
The Seagull - From Moscow’s Satirikon Theatre
Anton Chekhov's first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Treplev. Yury…
Uncle Vanya - From Moscow's Vakhtangov Theater
Rimas Tuminas' reimagining of Anton Chekhov's tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions. We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a…
The Three Sisters - From Novosibirsk’s Red Torch Theater
Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken Anton Chekhov's classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. The entire cast, save for one,…
To You, The Birdie! (Phèdre)
Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phedre) is The Wooster Group's OBIE -winning production of Paul Schmidt's version of Racine's Phedre, re-set in a mobile modernist landscape of sliding plexiglass panels, omnipresent monitors, and hidden cameras. Winner of…
Hamlet
Shakespeare's classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton's 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud. The Burton production was recorded in live performance from 17 camera angles and edited into a film that was shown as a…
Othello
Iago (Frank Finlay), an officer in the Venetian army and ensign to the Moorish general Othello (Laurence Olivier), bitterly resents the appointment of a younger soldier Cassio (Derek Jacobi) as Othello's lieutenant. He and his friend Roderigo (Robert Lang) maliciously…
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House/Lights
The OBIE-winning collision of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights with Joseph Mawra's B-movie classic, Olga's House of Shame . " ...bedazzling...there's nothing else like it around; it turns disorientation into a primary sensual pleasure, even as it raises…
Brace Up! - Chekhov's Three Sisters
The Wooster Group's production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, with performances from Kate Valk, Peyton Smith, Scott Shepherd, Ari Fliakos, Anna Kohler, Beatrice Roth, Ron Vawter, and Willem Dafoe. This presentation…
The Last Letter - La dernière lettre
THE LAST LETTER is based on a chapter of Vasily Grossman's novel Life and Fate . It is 1941. A Ukrainian ghetto has fallen to the Nazis and all of its Jewish residents are slated to be murdered. In the…
Uncle Vanya
In the garden of a country house in 1890's Russia, are gathered a strange yet somehow familiar set of people. An old lady (Maman) who constantly has her head buried in a literary essay or pamphlet; her son (Uncle Vanya),…
A Happy End
Set in 1932-33, A HAPPY END is the story of Mark and Leah Erdmann, a Jewish couple living in Berlin with their son. Although the signs of danger increase as the Nazi Party takes power, the family ponders whether to…
The Seagull
This is a sequel to Anton Chekhov's famous play by the bestselling writer Boris Akunin. The play starts where Chekkov's ended: with the death of Konstantin Gavrilovich. However, what if he did not commit suicide and was murdered instead? And…
The Cherry Orchard - From the Moscow Art Theatre
First staged in 1904 by Konstantin Stanislavsky in the very theater and on the very stage of this production, director Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard…
Eugene Onegin - From Moscow's Vakhtangov Theatre
Eugene Onegin has often been referred to as an encyclopedia of 19th century Russian life. Rimas Tuminas' reimagining unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin's characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale…
Playboy Of The Western World
Performed by the Druid Theatre Company of Galway, this production of Playboy of the Western World was heralded as possibly the most definitive version of Synge's masterpiece. The play is set in a remote inn on the west coast of…
Hamlet
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from…
The Merchant of Venice
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from…
Merry Wives of Windsor
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from…