Stage Russia HD: Uncle Vanya

Stage Russia HD: Uncle Vanya

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 PM
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Rimas Tuminas
A Vakhtangov Theatre production

Rimas Tuminas' reimagining of Anton Chekhov's tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions, We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several chairs of different colors. This "Uncle Vanya" is about what Chekhov’s characters think and what they admit to only at moments of emotional turmoil. They are at times tongue-tied or overly brutal, but their revelations break out of them fervently, desperately  just as a man breaks out of a stuffy room into the open air. A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky.

3 hours (with one 15 minute intermission)
Presented in Russian with English subtitles


The Wirtz Center's Stage on Screen broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.

Part of the Stage on Screen series, presenting the best of international theatre on the big screen at Northwestern University.

Ticket Pricing:

$20 general public,
$16 NU Employee,
$10 full-time student (Under 30 with current ID),
$8 Children