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STAGE RUSSIA: THE BLACK MONK PG
Director: Kama Ginkas
Genre: Theatre, Play
Duration: 120 minLanguage: In Russian with English subtitles
Hall: Blue Room

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Please note that this is a recorded screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance

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Stage Russia presents Anton Chekhov's THE BLACK MONK. Captured live on stage at The Moscow Young Generation Theatre

[Run time: 120 min, no intermission]
Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

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Based on Anton Chekhov’s tragedic short story of a philosophy student’s psychological dalliance with the mythical Black Monk legend. Kama Ginkas’ astounding reimagination is a glorious tribute to the Chekhovian tension between the beauty of life and the tragedy of how it is lived; brought to stage by a stunning cast and contemporary set design.

The story tells the the tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil'ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father. As he and Tanya develop a relationship and eventually marry, a black monk of legend begins appearing to Kovrin in visions. Though these hallucinations at first imbue the young man with joy and energy, they eventually lead to his ruin.

Winner of the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Prize for Best Production, Best Director (Ginkas), Best Actor (Sergey Makovetskiy) and a Golden Mask award for Best Stage Design (Sergey Barkhin).

Program notes available HERE