WorkShop Theater Presents LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN, Now thru 3/9
WorkShop Theater Company will present LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN at Main Stage at WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor), tonight, February 14 through March 9, 2013, running Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 8 pm; and Sundays at 3 pm.
Tickets are $15-18 and are now available online at workshoptheater.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance. Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission.
Before the classic film and the celebrated novel Doctor Zhivago, there were poet Boris Pasternak, his muse Olga Ivinskaya, and the Soviet government's attempt to silence their story. After Pasternak's death in 1960 Olga, his lover of fourteen years, was arrested by the KGB. LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN chronicles Olga's subsequent interrogation and trial, while depicting her and Pasternak's struggle to complete and publish Doctor Zhivago despite determined Soviet efforts to stop them.