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Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Masquerade

One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns to Toronto with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow.

June 9 - 10, 2019

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Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

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One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow.

It is a fast-moving, snowy and avid performance, if avidity means the burning desire for passion.
— The Theatrical Magazine

Based on the writings of Mikhail Lermontov, one of Russia’s most important 19th century poets, the tragi-farce Masquerade uncovers the real moralities of modern society behind the masks that everyone wears. Discover scandalous love affairs and squandered opportunities; exposed lies, truths, and the words that can kill. Literally.

Visionary Lithuanian director Rimas Tuminas, whose critically-acclaimed Uncle Vanya, sold out at Luminato in 2017, applies his signature style to Masquerade, a melancholy Commedia dell’Arte with opulent costumes and entrancing music, set in mysterious, snowy Saint Petersburg. Often compared to Shakespeare’s Othello, Masquerade is a ruthless and ribald study of jealousy and pride within a gossip-ridden community, portrayed by a cast of some of Russia’s most celebrated actors. Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.

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Masquerade is presented by Luminato and Show One Productions.
www.showoneproductions.ca 
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Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Masquerade

One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns to Toronto with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow.

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Select a performance

Performance: Sunday, June 09, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
John Bassett Theatre
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Performance: Monday, June 10, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
John Bassett Theatre
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Reviews

“It is a cold and beautiful place; here, everything is not what it seems, everything is seduction and perdition.”
– Radio Svoboda
“Mercurially brilliant import from Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theatre.”
– The Guardian UK, (Uncle Vanya, 2017)

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Creative Team

AUTHOR
Mikhail Lermontov

DIRECTOR
Rimas Tuminas

STAGE DESIGNER
Admonas Jacovskis

COSTUME DESIGNER
Maxim Obrezkov

COMPOSER
Faustas Latenas
 

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Maya Shavdatuashvili

COMPANY
Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

CREDITS
Arbenin Evgeny Aleksandrovich: Evgeny Knyazev

Nina, his wife: Maria Volkova / Olga Nemogay

Prince Zvezdich: Leonid Bichevin

Baroness Shtral: Lidia Velezhova


 

Kazarin Afanasy Pavlovich: Alexander Pavlov / Alexander Ryshchenkov

Shprikh Adam Petrovich: Mikhail Vaskov / Andrei Zaretskiy

Stranger: Yury Shlykov

Servant, Winter man: Victor Dobronravov / Oleg Lopuhov

Gamblers and guests: Anna Antonova, Vladimir Beldiyan, Maria Berdinskikh, Mikhail Vaskov, Irina Dymchenko, Andrei Zaretskiy, Evgeny Kosyrev, Yury Kraskov, Alexander Pavlov, Alexander Ryshchenkov, Ekaterina Simonova, Alexandra Streltsina, Vasilisa Sukhanova, Maria Shastina, Eugeny Pilugin.