Пьесу Людмила Улицкая написала в 1980-х, но впоросы, которые в ней поднимаются, не имеют срока давности. Блистательная работа настоящих мастеров сцены - Лии Ахеджаковой, Александры Ислентьевой - и молодoй и яркой команды вряд ли оставит кого-то равнодушным.
*Спектакль идет на русском языке
"My Grandson Veniamin"
Based on the play by Lyudmila Ulitskaya
MARCH 16, 2024 7 PM
JOHN HANCOCK HALL, BOSTON
Directed by Martha Gorvitz (Golden Mask laureate)
*This play is performed in Russian
The main protagonist, Esther (Lia Akhedzhakova), lives in the past, where traditions and rules from childhood are preserved in her memory.
Authoritative and used to making decisions for others, she unsuccessfully tries to find a suitable wife for her only son. One day, Esther decides
to go back to the small town of Bobruisk, where she grew up, and returns with the correct bride, a young beauty from a vetted family. It would seem
that everything is going according to plan, but Esther’s attempt to build a new world on an old foundation eventually crumbles. Her son rejects his mother's
imposed marriage, and the bride is not who she was perceived to be...
The classic conflict between "fathers" and "children" in the play is interwoven with a funny, touching story about maternal love, capable of both creating
something beautiful and destroying everything around. The main heroine must come to terms with the chasm between her traditional ideals and the new ways
of the world.
Bestselling author Ludmila Ulitskaya wrote this play in the 1980s, but its themes remain timeless. Thanks to the work of stage masters Lia Akhedzhakova
and Aleksandra Islentyeva, joined by a cast of bright young actors, the play is in turn poignant and comical, soul-gripping and hopeful.