A Star Without A Name: Exploring Love, Tragedy, and Comedy on Stage

Things to Do • сент. 29, 2023

If love's a miracle, if love's a right, if love is happiness or pain - these questions have puzzled humanity for centuries. However, today, we invite you to set aside the complexities of the world and immerse yourself in the captivating world of love through the lens of PM Theater's production of "A Star Without A Name." This melodramatic tragicomedy, adapted by Ilya Eckstein from Mihail Sebastian's "Steaua Fără Nume," promises an unforgettable theatrical experience. Join us as we delve into the fascinating story that explores human emotions and relationships like never before.

The Story Unveiled

"A Star Without A Name" originated as a play written in 1942 by Romanian author Mihail Sebastian. Its gripping narrative quickly gained popularity across Europe and has now found its way onto the stages of PM Theater. Set in a provincial town along Romania's famous train route from Bucharest to Sinai, this tale takes us on an emotional journey filled with love, tragedy, and unexpected encounters.
The plot unravels when an express train that rarely pauses unexpectedly stops at the town's lone station. Among its passengers is a mysterious young redhead who captures the attention of a simple school teacher with a fascination for stars and astronomy. As their paths intertwine, their improbable love story begins to unfold. But will their cosmic connection endure or fade away like countless nameless stars in the night sky?

The Producers and Director

PM Theater's production of "A Star Without A Name" is made possible by the Eckstein Family Fund and is fiscally sponsored by COJECO. Under the skilled direction of Gera Sandler, this adaptation comes to life on stage at New York City's Theatre at St. Clement’s from November 8th to December 3rd, 2023. Sergey Nagorny takes on the role of producer, ensuring that every aspect of the play is meticulously crafted to captivate audiences.

The Creative Team

The magic of "A Star Without A Name" extends beyond its compelling narrative. The play boasts a talented creative team dedicated to creating an immersive and visually stunning experience for theater-goers. Jenya Shekhter's scenic design transports the audience to the quaint Romanian countryside, while Luna Gomberg's costume design adds depth and authenticity to each character. And let us not forget the enchanting original score composed and performed by Masha Vasilevskaya, which sets the mood for each scene.

An Homage to Ilya Eckstein

PM Theater's production of "A Star Without A Name" holds special significance as it serves as a memorial tribute to Ilya Eckstein, who adapted the English translation. Eckstein's passion for storytelling shines through in this adaptation, allowing his memory to live on in every line spoken on stage. His contribution to this production reminds us of the power of theater in preserving legacies and emotions.
As we eagerly await opening night, we invite you to secure your tickets now at Immerse yourself in a world where love intertwines with tragedy and comedy - a world where stories come alive on stage. Join us on this emotional journey as PM Theater presents "A Star Without A Name," an unforgettable theatrical experience that explores the depths of human emotions like never before.
Stay tuned for our next blog post where we will delve deeper into the performances, themes, and behind-the-scenes insights from PM Theater's "A Star Without A Name."
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