Presented in Russian with English subtitles
"Mercurially brilliant import from Moscow's Vakhtangov Theatre."
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 theater space with grey slips and sparse scenery. This "Uncle Vanya" is about what Chekhov's characters think—and what they admit to only in 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.
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-The Theatre Reader
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