- Sep 16, 2017
by Anton Chekhov
directed by Yury Butusov
Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 1:00pm
Yury Butusov’s frenetic production abounds in an incredible freedom and openness, delving deep into the throes of artistic creation and the anguish of the artist who struggles to find a language of his own. Chekhov’s characters are in the process of creating their lives, or watching them fall apart, which, according to Butusov, may be a closely related activity. In this production, director Butusov expresses his opinion on everything at once: betrayal, imagination, fear of one’s own ineptitude. This is not only a performance about the theatre – it is also an anthology of the theatre.
Psychological theatre is followed by expressionism, which is thoroughly mocked, a parody is followed by self-parody, the same scene is played in different ways, including the spellbinding last one which Butusov masterfully directs for the grand finale.
In Russian with English subtitles. Rated: PG 13.
Running time: 3h50m [includes two 10-minute intermissions]
Tickets: TSL Members $12.50 / Students $10.00 / General Public $15.00
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