Stage Russia screening series - The Suicide

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 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

Sergey Zhenovach’s adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s comedy centers around a young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause. Flattered by this noteriety but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact.

The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd.

Video & photo: Alexander Ivanishin

Running time: 3 hours (with one intermission).

Written by Nikolai Erdman​
Theatre Art Studio

In Russian with English Subtitles


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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