original production: 2020 / recorded stage production / 2 hrs 35 mins / directed by Rimas Tuminas / written by Grigory Kanovich / country: Russia / language: Russian with English subtitles

Sunday 3/29, 2:00 p.m.

Rimas Tuminas’ adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like “Waiting for Jehovah” that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen. Featuring three towering figures from the Russian stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov.

For more information, visit Stage Russia

Click to see a 7-minute sneak peak of the show.

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