The Suicide by Theatre Art Studio in Cinema HD

Event details

  • December 3, 2017
  • 6:00 pm
  • West Newton Cinema 1296 Washington St, West Newton, Massachusetts 02465

About

The Suicide posterSergey Zhenovach’s adaptation of Nikolai Erdman‘s comedy centers around a young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause. Flattered by this noteriety but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact.

The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd.

THE SUICIDE
Written by Nikolai Erdman
Theatre Art Studio

Presented in Russian with English subtitles

Sergey Zhenovach’s adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s comedy centers around a young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause. Flattered by this noteriety but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact.

The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd.

Creative Team


Stage adaptation and direction – Sergey Zhenovach
Set Design – Alexander Borovsky
Lighting Design – Damir Ismagilov
Composer – Grigory Gobernik

Cast


Podsekalnikov – Vyacheslav Evlantiev
Maria, wife – Evgenia Gromova
Serafima, mother-in-law – Anastasia Imamova
Kalabushkin – Alexey Vertkov
Peryesvetova – Maria Shashlova
Grand-Skubik – Grigory Sluzhitel
Yegor Timofeevich – Sergey Kachanov
Pugachov, a butcher – Igor Lizengevich
Viktor, a writer – Alexander Proshin
Father Yelpidy, a priest – Sergey Abroskin
Cleopatra Maksimovna – Olga Kalashnikova
Raisa Filippovna – Tatiana Volkova
Old woman – Polina Pushkaruk
Oleg Leonidovich – Ivan Yankovsky
Young man – Gleb Puskepalis
Milliner – Katerina Vasilyeva
Waiters – Nodar Siradze, Alexander Suvorov
Tuba Band led by Victor Kozlov

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