Photo Flash: LITTLE TRAGEDIES At Baryshnikov Arts Center
By Russia's most beloved writer Alexander Pushkin, LITTLE TRAGEDIES, translated into English verse and co-directed by Julian Henry Lowenfeld, are four short, humorous plays about human nature's inherent contradictions In "The Knight-Miser," the richest man in the world discovers that money can't buy the respect of his son. "Mozart and Salieri" is the story of the greatest genius--and the greatest villain--in the history of music. "The Stone Guest" features the swashbuckling lover-poet Don Juan in a love triangle with his fiery mistress Laura and Doña Anna (with far more action in a few minutes than in all of Chekhov's plays combined). And in "The Feast in Time of Plague," revelers honor a fallen friend with poems and songs.The ensemble cast of LITTLE TRAGEDIES includes Peter Von Berg, Robert Carin, Karen Chapman, Stephen Innocenzi, Nika Leoni, Julian Henry Lowenfeld, Brandon Ruckdashel, Luiz Simas, and John Leonard Thompson. The production is co-directed by Natalya Kolotova of the famed Maly Dramatic Theatre of St. Petersberg.
LITTLE TRAGEDIES plays a strictly limited engagement at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 West 37th Street) through November 14 only. For more information, visit www.littletragedies.org
Photo credit: Alexander Romanov
Luiz Simas and Julian Henry Lowenfeld
Peter Von Berg and Brandon Ruckdashel