(Alexandra Guzeva’s article appeared in Russia Beyond the Headlines, 7/14.)
American expat brings Russian theatrical productions to the North America
Productions of Moscow's leading theaters will be shown in cinemas all over the U.S. and Canada beginning in September 2016. The series, which will include eight productions, will run until June 2017.
Two iconic plays – Vakhtangov Theater’s Eugene Onegin and the Moscow Art Theater's Cherry Orchard – have been selected as the first performances to be screened as part of the Stage Russia HD project.
"We chose them because they are terrific productions, first and foremost, but also because they are well-known enough titles to appeal across the board, to both Russian and Western audiences," Eddie Aronoff, an American with Russian roots and the founder of the project, told RBTH.
Productions will feature star actors that are familiar to Russian audiences, including Sergei Makovetsky in Eugene Onegin and Renata Litvinova in The Cherry Orchard.