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Cherry Orchard Festival presents
Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Smile at Us, Oh Lord

  • Mainstage
  • June 5 - 7, 2015
  • Tickets start at $45

  • Overview

    Starring Viktor Sukhorukov (all performances), Vladimir Simonov (6/5 at 8pm, 6/6 at 2pm); Aleksei Guskov (6/5 at 8pm, 6/6 at 2pm); Sergei Makovetskiy (6/6 at 8pm, 6/7 at 2pm); Yevgeny Knyazev (6/6 at 8pm, 6/7 at 2pm), Yulia Rutberg (all performances), Viktor Dobronravov (all performances)

    After earning rave reviews for its sold-out 2014 run of Eugene Onegin at New York City Center, Vakhtangov Academic Theatre of Russia is back in 2015, presenting a new theatrical masterpiece, Smile at Us, Oh Lord.

    Featuring an all-star cast of renowned actors, and brought to life by the acclaimed team of Vakhtangov’s artistic director Rimas Tuminas, composer Faustas Latenas, and set designer Adomas Yacovskis, Smile at Us, Oh Lord is based on two novels by the Lithuanian-born Israeli writer, Grigory Kanovich.

    With a plot full of tragi-comedic moments, accented by soulful music, Smile at Us, Oh Lord is a story of a "little man", vehemently opposed to wrongdoing, even as the world around him crumbles. His journey opens his eyes - and the audience's hearts - to the fate of Jewish people around the world during the first half of the 20th century. Using a new language of poetic theater, Rimas Tuminas and the esteemed Vakhtangov Theatre cast tells a common story that's linked with the larger parable of the great love of mankind.

    In Russian with English subtitles.

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  • Cast & Credits

    Based on the novels by Grigory Kanovich
    Directed by Rimas Tuminas
    Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

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