The Russian Arts Theater & Studio displays the dark humor of Nikolai Gogol in this black comedy about metropolitan life. More…
One evening, while strolling along the main artery of St. Petersburg, a distraught artist and a brazen lieutenant encounter a mysterious prostitute and a young housewife. In their separate pursuits of the women through the labyrinths of side streets, both men come to realize all is not what it seems on the glittery avenue. As the rational plane of life slants beneath their feet, these self-deluded characters soon discover that between everything ordinary there is a crack and deep in the shadows, peering up, are the maddening fantasies of the human soul.
See it if you enjoy Russian-style theatre and acting, unique spaces and Russian literature.
Don't see it if You prefer big budgeted theater and do not like non-traditional dialogue.
See it if You are familiar with European theater, like Gogol. Show has very bare stage, but so much is happening underneath everything.
Don't see it if You are not comfortable with stylized text and staging.
See it if You want to see Gogol staged, what a clever director can accomplish in a small space, great cast and creative staging.
Don't see it if If you haven't read the short story. If you are looking for a conventional show..