A new verse play examining the final two years in the life of Russia's most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin. More…
Always quick to take offense, delusionally jealous, forever in debt, and censored by Tsar Nicholas I, Pushkin was also Russia’s first literary superstar. 'Pushkin' chronicles the sufferings of an artist of modest rank and mixed race, the confrontation between his exceptional talent and a flawed society, and the painful choice between duty and personal happiness. In his struggles to end serfdom and reform his homeland, Pushkin raised his voice above exile and censorship to turn his art into a substitute for politics poetically declaring, “Autocratic miscreant, Thee, thy throne I detest.”
See it if you have an intense interest in Russian history and/or literary figures, you don't require high stakes to remain engaged in a story
Don't see it if you expect a script to be rigorously thought-out, you dislike overtly "talky" plays, you want high drama with major stakes.