Stage Russia: The Suicide
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Mon, Nov 27, 2017 7:00 PM Event Date Passed
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sat, Dec 16, 2017 1:00 PM Event Date Passed
Ticket Prices
General Public:$20.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Program:Stage on Screen
Dark Comedy
Release Year:2017
Runtime:180 min

Sergey Zhenovach's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's comedy centers around a young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause. Flattered by this noteriety, but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact.

The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd.

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