Stage Russia HD 2017-18

Stage Russia HD 2017-2018

After capturing the imagination of the Western audience with its first season, STAGE RUSSIA HD is continuing its effort to tap into one of Russia's greatest resources with the announcement of its much anticipated 2017-2018 Season, offering an eclectic and meticulously filmed productions of classic and modern performances.

Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

Filmed Live at Vakhtangov Theatre
180 mins (with one 15min intermission included)
Russian with English Subtitles

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 theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several chairs of different colors. This "Uncle Vanya" is about what Chekhov’s characters think and what they admit to only at moments of emotional turmoil. They are at times tongue-tied or overly brutal, but their revelations break out of them fervently, desperately just as a man breaks out of a stuffy room into the open air. A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky.


Show Times
Sun, Jan 14 1:00pm   Buy Tickets
General $18
Student (18 and under)
No Passes

assistive listening device