World Theatre

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RSC: Antony & Cleopatra

Opening Date: Saturday, 1 Jul 2017

Following Caesar’s assassination and his own rise to power, Mark Anthony chooses a life of decadent seduction with Cleopatra, Queen of Eqypt, where his military brilliance deserts him and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions ... more

Jul 1st, 2017

RSC: Titus Andronicus

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Sep 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us ... more

Sep 23rd, 2017

Stage Russia: Cherry Orchard, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 8 Jul 2017

First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the ... more

Jul 8th, 2017

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina

Opening Date: Saturday, 12 Aug 2017

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, ... more

Aug 12th, 2017

Comedie Francaise: Romeo et Juliette

Opening Date: Saturday, 15 Jul 2017

Rarely staged in France, William Shakespeare’s classic makes its return to la Comédie-Française for the first time in about 50 years. Ruf’s take on the play remains as close as possible to Shakespeare’s original masterpiece, in a “Southern Italy where the sun hits town squares and heats up people’s minds. ... more

Jul 15th, 2017

Comedie Francaise: Le Misanthrope

Opening Date: Saturday, 2 Sep 2017

Alcest loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society. He loathes this world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial he is called to by this social circle, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help. ... more

Sep 2nd, 2017

Comedie Francaise: Cyrano de Bergerac

Opening Date: Saturday, 7 Oct 2017

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves… After Roméo and Juliet and The Misanthrope, France’s historical theatre stage la Comédie-Française will end its new cinema season with beloved classic Cyrano de Bergerac, ... more

Oct 7th, 2017