The Russian Arts Theater's ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE Opens Today

The Russian Arts Theater's ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE Opens Today

"Poetry is respected only in this country - people are killed for it. There's no place where more people are killed for it." --Osip Mandelstam

After a sold-out run at Pushkin Hall, The Russian Arts Theater and Studio is pleased to present eight additional encore performances of Enemies Of The People: Poetry and Music Under Stalinist Regime. Opening this Saturday, February 16th at 8PM, renowned Russian director Aleksey Burago leads a critically-acclaimed ensemble in this original show featuring the works and memoris of Anna Akhmatova, Nadezhda & Osip Mandelstam, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Boris Pasternak, Dmitry Shostakovich, Marina Tsvetaeva and more.

During Stalin's stormy and restless reign, writers faced intense censorship and scrutiny. As their lives turned impossibly difficult under tyranny, the poet became in return a figure of power and popularity. Remarkably, novelists, poets and musicians from the early decades of the Soviet Union produced some of the most imaginative and redemptive works in the history of the twentieth century. Their voices would become the conscience of millions suffering under oppression. This February, join The Russian Arts Theater & Studio for an evening of theatrical re-imaginings of poetry and memoirs, mixed with wine and live music at the intimate and rustic Pushkin Hall.

This production is staged by award-winning Russian director Aleksey Burago with an international cast featuring Michael Donaldson, Roman Freud, Luisa Menzen, Ariel Polanco, Paulo Quiros, Tom Schubert, Lana Stimmler and Di Zhu.

The eight encore performances will take place Feb 16th to Feb 24th at 8PM at The Russian Arts Theater & Studio, located at 165 W86th Street, Pushkin Hall, New York, NY 10024. Tickets can be purchased at www.russiantheater.org or in person at the theater.

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