Stage Russia screening series - The Black Monk

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:30pm

A rare opportunity to see recently filmed HD screenings of revered productions from the most renowned theatre companies across Russia, performed by their finest actors and award-winning directors! On screen in the intimate settings of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, Kama Ginkas’ astounding reimagining highlights and builds off of the Chekhovian tension between the beauty of life and the tragedy of how it is lived. The story tells 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).

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (without intermission).


This Stage Russia screening series is a co-presentation with Show One Productions and Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Entire Series

Ticket pricing:
Single ticket: $28.50 plus HST. Click on the event date above to purchase single tickets
Series of Four: $94.00 plus HST,
Series of Eight: $148.00 plus HST.
Packages can be purchased HERE

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