Theater

Drugoi TheaterAlexander Usov and Arina Marakulina stir up gold dust in Vladimir Ageyev's new production of "Cerceau," one the most famous Russian plays of the 1980s, playing at Drugoi Theater.

Thursday, February 7th

Courage: Bertolt Brecht's classic "Mother Courage," as staged by Mikhail Levitin. Hermitage Theater production. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Donky Khot: Dmitry Krymov's whimsical, inventive show based on Cervantes' "Don Quixote." School of Dramatic Art. Project Otkrytaya Stsena. 7 p.m.

Dream Orchestra. Brass (Orkestr Mechty. Med): Oleg Menshikov's Brass Orchestra in a theatrical concert. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWEleanor and Her Men(Eleanor i Yeyo Muzhchiny): Alexander Burdonsky stages James Goldman's screenplay, "The Lion in Winter," about the gamesmanship between Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. Russian Army Theater small hall. 7 p.m.

Hidden Perspective (Skrytaya Perspektiva): Yevgeny Arye directs Donald Margulies' play "Time Stands Still," about two war journalists who find their ambitions and beliefs are pulling them apart. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Ivanov and Others (Ivanov i Drugiye): Sergei Shakurov stars in Genrietta Yanovskaya's interpretation of Anton Chekhov's play about a group of people's inability to love or be loved. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

MT PICKKing Lear(Korol Lir): Konstantin Raikin stars in Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Yury Butusov. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

Mamma Mia!: the Russian version of the popular musical with songs by ABBA. MDM. 7 p.m.

Marriage 2.0. First and Second Versions (Brak 2.0. Pervaya i Vtoraya Versii): Alexander Marin's staging based on Chekhov's works. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

Mata Hari. Love and Espionage: Maxim Dunayevsky's musical about the notorious exotic dancer and spy based on Yelena Gremina's play. Larisa Dolina and Dmitry Kharatyan in the leads. Theatrium Na Serpukhovke. 7 p.m.

NEWMoscow-Petushki: Venedikt Yerofeyev's "poem" about a romantic drunkard directed by Sergei Zhenovach. Studio of Theatrical Art. 7 p.m.

Much Ado About Nothing (Mnogo Shuma iz Nichego): Yevgeny Pisarev's contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy. Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

My Dear Mathilde (Moya Dorogaya Matilda): Israel Horovitz's family tale "My Old Lady," set in a Paris apartment. Directed by Vladimir Petrov. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

MT PICKOne Absolutely Happy Village (Odna Absolyutno Schastlivaya Derevnya): Pyotr Fomenko's beautiful dramatization of Boris Vakhtin's 1965 novella. Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

NEWSchool for Fools(Shkola Dlya Durakov): Sasha Sokolov's famous novel about the fantastic inner adventures of a schizophrenic boy. Directed by Yury Pogrebnicho. Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. 7 p.m.

MT PICKScorched(Pozhary): Quebec-based playwright/director Wajdi Mouawad stages his own play about love, hatred and reconciliation. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

The Banquet: Sergei Artsibashev's one-act staging based on a romantic comedy by Neil Simon. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

The Girl and the Revolutionary (Devushka i Revolyutsioner): Igor Simonov's play centers on a romantic encounter of Stalin and his future wife Nadezhda Alliluyeva. Vladimir Ageyev's staging. Praktika. 8 p.m.

The Human Voice (Chelovechesky Golos): Igor Yatsko's staging of Jean Cocteau's drama and Francis Poulenc's opera. School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

The Little Mermaid (Rusalochka): a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. Rossiya Theater. 7 p.m.

The Lourcine Street Case (Koshmar na Ulitse Lourcine): a vaudeville based on Eugene Labiche's light comedy. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe Marriage(Zhenitba): Mark Zakharov stages an all-star version of Nikolai Gogol's classic comedy. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

The Moral of Pani Dulska (Moral Pani Dulskoi): Gabriela Zapolska's comedy starring Valentina Talyzina. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

The Rules of Behavior in Contemporary Society (Pravila Povedeniya v Sovremennom Obshchestve): a clever show in which three men from the audience find themselves playing husband, godfather and lover to an eccentric young woman. National Youth Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

We Cannot Choose the Time We Live In (Vremena Ne Vybirayut): The love story of an American jazz singer and a Russian musician, set in the mid-20th century in New York and Moscow. Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

What're You Doing in a Tux? (A Choi-to Ty vo Frake?): a mock-opera, mock-ballet adaptation of Chekhov's one-act play "The Proposal," in which a shy landowner seeks the hand of his blustery neighbor's daughter. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

Friday, February 8th

A Family in Decline (Zakhudaly Rod): Sergei Zhenovach stages Nikolai Leskov's character study of the Russian nobility. Studio of Theatrical Art. 7 p.m.

NEWA Fine Place to Feed the Dogs(Nichego Sebe Mestechko Dlya Kormleniya Sobak): A post-apocalyptic play by French writer Tarik Noui about an arms dealer and two customers. Staged by Robert Sturua. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

Aksyonov, Dovlatov, Duo (Aksyonov, Dovlatov, Dvoye): Mikhail Levitin's stage composition based on two short stories — Vasily Aksyonov's "The Victory" and Sergei Dovlatov's "Soldiers on Nevsky." Hermitage Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

Chyo: a contemporary love story directed by Marat Gatsalov. Teatr.doc. 8 p.m.

Cloture de l'Amour (Closing of Love, Predel Lyubvi): Pascal Rambert stages his play with Yevgenia Dobrovolskaya and Andrei Kuzichev. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 7 p.m.

NEWEmilia Galotti:Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's drama directed by Gabriella Tuminaite. A tyrannical prince falls in love with Emilia and abducts her to his country castle a few days before her wedding with Count Appiani. Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. 7:30 p.m.

Funds From Inheritance (Sredstva ot Nasledstva): Yury Ryashentsev and Galina Polidi's play on the themes of Jean-Francois Regnard's comedy "The Sole Heir" that focuses on a crafty servant. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

Ghost Stories: a thriller from London. Dvorets Na Yauze. 8 p.m.

Hidden Perspective: (See Thurs. listing.) Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Last Summer in Chulimsk (Chulimsk Proshlym Letom): Alexander Vampilov's play directed by Sergei Puskepalis. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

Mamma Mia!: (See Thurs. listing.) MDM. 7 p.m.

Much Ado About Nothing: (See Thurs. listing.) Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWNocturne:Kama Ginkas stages Adam Rapp's highly acclaimed play, in which a 32-year-old writer recounts the tragic events that tore his family apart. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet: Konstantin Raikin renews his grand, energetic version of Shakespeare's tragedy with a new, young cast. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICKRussian Melancholy(Russkaya Toska): a delightfully off-beat, theatricalized concert of Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and romances. Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. 7 p.m.

Sheherazade's Thousand and One Nights (Tysyacha i Odna Noch Shakhrazady): Armen Dzhigarkhanyan's musical staging of a play by Veniamin Smekhov. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICKSlava Polunin's Snow Show:a spectacle by Russia's premier clown. Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 7:30 p.m.

NEWSpanish Madness(Ispanskiye Bezumstva): Igor Konyayev stages Lope de Vega's play "The Maestro of Dance." Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

Tartuffe: Pavel Safonov's staging of Moliere's play stars Viktor Sukhorukov. Theater Na Maloi Bronnoi. 7 p.m.

The Little Mermaid: (See Thurs. listing.) Rossiya Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWThe Waltz of Singles (Vals Odinokikh): Semyon Zlotnikov stages his play about love. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

Theatrical Novel (Teatralny Roman): Kirill Pirogov and Pyotr Fomenko's stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Thugs (Otmorozki): Kirill Serebrennikov's observation of hatred and violence prevailing in contemporary Russian society focuses on an angry young man. Sedmaya Studio production.Gogol Center. 8 p.m.

We Cannot Choose the Time We Live In: (See Thurs. listing.) Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWWhat Happened in the Zoo (Chto Sluchilos v Zooparke): Arkady Kats stages Edward Albee's one-act play "The Zoo Story" that explores themes of isolation, loneliness and miscommunication. Theater U Nikitskikh Vorot Old Stage. 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 9th

A Noble Russian Seminarian and Civilized World Citizen (Russky Dvoryanin-Seminarist i Grazhdanin Tsivilizovannogo Mira): Yury Pogrebnichko's staging of Dostoevsky. Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. 7 p.m.

Brother Ivan Fyodorovich (Brat Ivan Fyodorovich): Sergei Zhenovach stages chapters from Dostoevsky's classic novel "The Brothers Karamazov." Studio of Theatrical Art. 7 p.m.

Eclipse (Zatmeniye): a fantasy on the themes of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

Farewell You, You, You (Proshchai Ty, Ty, Ty): Genrietta Yanovskaya's production of Fernand Crommelynck's play "Hot and Cold, or Mr. Dom's Idea." Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

Five Evenings (Pyat Vecherov): Viktor Ryzhakov's modern staging of Alexander Volodin's Thaw-era play about two former lovers who meet again. Fomenko Studio New Stage small hall. 7 p.m.

Ghost Stories: a thriller from London. Dvorets Na Yauze. 8 p.m.

He Was a Titular Counselor (On Byl Titulyarny Sovetnik): Anatoly Goryachev's one-actor show based on Gogol's story "The Diary of a Madman." Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

Heard, Seen, Not Jotted Down (Podslushannoye, Podsmotrennoye, Nezapisannoye): an improvisational show by Yevgeny Grishkovets and Iosif Raikhelgauz. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

Ladies' Dressmaker (Damsky Portnoi): Alexander Ogaryov directs Georges Feydeau's comedy. Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Lament (Rydaniya): Krzysztof Bizo's play about three unsuccessful women in a contemporary Polish family grandmother, mother and daughter. Directed by Viktor Ryzhakov. Praktika. 8 p.m.

Mamma Mia!: (See Thurs. listing.) MDM. 2 and 7 p.m.

Moliere: Mikhail Shirvindt and Vera Vasilyeva star in Yury Yeryomin's staging of Mikhail Bulgakov's play "A Cabal of Hypocrites." Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWNinetimesten (Devyatpodesyat): Sasha Denisova's documentary play in the cloakroom directed by Nikita Kobelev. Mayakovsky Theater Cloakroom. 3 p.m.

Noises Off (Shum za Stsenoi): Michael Frayn's comedy-within-a-comedy recounts the misadventures of a third-rate British theater troupe as they tour a sex farce titled "Nothing On" through the hinterlands. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

Shukshin's Stories (Rasskazy Shukshina): Alvis Hermanis' staging of several stories by Vasily Shukshin stars Chulpan Khamatova and Yevgeny Mironov. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

NEWSister Nadezhda(Sestra Nadezhda): Alexander Marin stages the story of two sisters by Alexander Volodin. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWSpanish Madness:(See Fri. listing.) Lenkom Theater. Noon.

The Bathhouse Dressing Room (Predbannik): Sergei Yursky directs his own play written under the pseudonym of Igor Vatsetis. Mossoviet Theater Stage Pod Kryshei. 7 p.m.

The Blind Society Evening Rout (Vecherny Viyezd Obshchestva Slepykh): Viktor Shenderovich's comedy takes place in the metro when a train is stranded in between stations. Satire Theater. Noon.

The Breath of Life (Dykhaniye Zhizni): In David Hare's play two women spend an evening discussing the man who was the lover of one and the husband of the other. Directed by Yelena Nevezhina. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 7 p.m.

The Duel: Chekhov's story about a constellation of people living in a hot southern town who while away their time by engaging in verbal confrontations. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

NEWThe Easy Way to Quit Smoking (Lyogky Sposob Brosit Kurit): Mikhail Durnenkov's play about an infantile thirty year-old man who seeks to change his life. Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

The Hare. A Love Story (Zayats. Love Story): Valentin Gaft and Nina Doroshina co-star in Nikolai Kolyada's play directed by Galina Volchek. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

The Little Mermaid: (See Thurs. listing.) Rossiya Theater. 1 and 6 p.m.

MT PICKThe Miracle of the Goldfinch(Chudo so Shcheglom): Alexander Ogaryov's eclectic staging of Arseny Tarkovsky's tongue-in-cheek, romantic poem. School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe Seagull (Chaika): Yury Butusov stages a comedy based on Chekhov's play about conflicting generations of Russian actors and writers. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

The Venetian Twins (Venetsianskiye Bliznetsy): Carlo Goldoni's comedy as staged by Paolo Emilio Landi. Taganka Theater. 7 p.m.

Thugs: (See Fri. listing.) Gogol Center. 7 p.m.

NEWUncle's Dream(Dyadyushkin Son): Dostoevsky's novella dramatized by Yekaterina Granitova. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

We Cannot Choose the Time We Live In: (See Thurs. listing.) Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 10th

A Perfect Murder (Idealnoye Ubiistvo): a contemporary detective comedy directed by Andrei Zhitinkin. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWAn Ideal Husband. Comedy √NEW√ (Idealny Muzh. Komediya): Konstantin Bogomolov's staging on the themes of Oscar Wilde, set in contemporary Moscow. Preview. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWAugust. Osage County (Avgust. Grafstvo Oseidzh): Mindaugas Karbauskis stages Tracy Letts' family comedy. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

Beast on the Moon (Lunnoye Chudovishche): Richard Kalinoski's poignant drama, set in Milwaukee in the 1920s, about two young Armenian immigrants struggling to rebuild their lives. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 7 p.m.

Carlo, The Honorable Scoundrel (Karlo  Chestny Avantyurist): Mikhail Levitin's staging based on Carlo Goldoni's memoirs and his comedy "The Honorable Scoundrel." Hermitage Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

NEWElectra: Timofei Kulyabin stages Euripides' tragedy about a sister and brother seeking revenge on their mother for their father's murder. Theater of Nations. 8 p.m.

Ghost Stories: a thriller from London. Dvorets Na Yauze. 8 p.m.

Invitation to a Beheading (Priglasheniye na Kazn): Pavel Safonov's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's surrealistic novel about a teacher who is condemned to death for being different from others. National Youth Theater. 7 p.m.

Love. Letters (Lyubov. Pisma): Vera Alentova and Vladimir Menshov in Yulia Menshova's stage adaptation of Albert Gurney's epistolary drama about an old love affair. Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Mamma Mia!: (See Thurs. listing.) MDM. 2 and 7 p.m.

NEWMy Mother's Lover(Lyubovnik Moyei Materi): Natalya Sterkina's adaptation of the novel by great Swiss writer Urs Widmer. Live music performed by Alexander Kudryavtsev and Zinaida Gosmer. Project Otkrytaya Stsena. 7 p.m.

Orpheus: Jean Cocteau's play as directed by Vladimir Skvortsov. Et Cetera Theater Efros Hall. 7 p.m.

Rhinoceros (Nosorog): Ivan Popovski directs Eugene Ionesco's play about the people of a town turning into animals. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet: Vadim Medvedev's updated version of the Shakespeare tragedy. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

Shakespeare's Fools (Shuty Shekspirovy): Kama Ginkas stages a mixture of scenes from several Shakespeare plays, including "Romeo and Juliet," "Richard III" and "Hamlet." Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

MT PICKSlava Polunin's Snow Show:(See Fri. listing.) Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 2 and 6 p.m.

The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Sluchainaya Smert Anarkhista): Dario Fo's satire of police corruption as staged by Mikhail Borisov. Satire Theater Cherdak stage. 7 p.m.

The Bear (Medved): Iosif Raikhelgauz stages Dmitry Bykov's political satire. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

The Caretaker (Storozh): Harold Pinter uses his trademark suspenseful pauses to reveal the near impossibility of communication among people. Directed by Yury Pogrebnichko. Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. 7 p.m.

NEWThe Easy Way to Quit Smoking:(See Sat. listing.) Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

The Gamblers (Igroki): Sergei Zhenovach directs Nikolai Gogol's comedy about cheaters cheating cheaters. Studio of Theatrical Art. 7 p.m.

The Heart of a Dog (Sobachye Serdtse): based on Bulgakov's famous novella about a doctor who attempts, with frightening results, to turn a street mutt into a human. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 p.m.

The Little Mermaid: (See Thurs. listing.) Rossiya Theater. 1 and 6 p.m.

MT PICKThe Miracle of the Goldfinch:(See Sat. listing.) School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe Seagull: (See Sat. listing.) Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

The Seven Who Were Hanged (Rasskaz o Semi Poveshennykh): Leonid Andreyev's indictment of capital punishment as staged by Mindaugas Karbauskis. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

Va Bank: Mark Zakharov's show based on Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy "The Final Sacrifice." Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

What's Most Important (Samoye Vazhnoye): Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages etudes and improvisations based on Mikhail Shishkin's novel "Maidenhair." Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

Monday, February 11th

NEWAn Ideal Husband. Comedy: (See Sun. listing.) Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

Anarchy: Garik Sukachyov stages Mike Packer's play "The Dysfunckshonalz" about middle-aged men attempting to reunite their punk rock band and recapture their glory days. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Devichnik Club: Three widows meet once a month for tea before visiting their husbands' graves. Roman Kozak's staging of Ivan Menchell's play "The Cemetery Club." Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Fahrenheit 451 (451 po Farengeitu): Adolf Shapiro's stage version of Ray Bradbury's sci-fi novel. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWHow I Became an Idiot(Kak Ya Stal Idiotom): A young man is miserable due to the tragic empathy his profound intelligence causes him to feel. Vladimir Bogatyryov's adaptation of Martin Page's novel raises the question: what is the source of happiness truth and individuality, or ignorance and conformity? National Youth Theater. 7 p.m.

Ryzhy: Yury Butorin's musical staging about the poet Boris Ryzhy. Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

Shukshin's Stories: (See Sat. listing.) Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

The House (Dom): Sergei Puskepalis directs Yevgeny Grishkovets' play about money and friendship, material and spiritual values. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

NEWThe Maternal Field(Materinskoye Pole): a movement staging based on Chingiz Aitmatov's story. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

The Too-Married Taxi Driver (Slishkom Zhenaty Taksist): Ray Cooney's "Run for Your Wife" staged by Alexander Shirvindt. Satire Theater Cherdak stage. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12th

Devichnik Club: (See Mon. listing.) Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Figaro: Kirill Serebrennikov's staging of Beaumarchais' comedy stars Yevgeny Mironov and Lia Akhedzhakova. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

Five Evenings (Pyat Vecherov): Alexander Ogaryov's production of Alexander Volodin's Thaw-era play about two former lovers who meet again (Sergei Garmash and Yelena Yakovleva). Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Heat (Zhara): Natalya Moshina's play about a group of romantic terrorists as staged by Vladimir Ageyev. Praktika. 8 p.m.

Ivan Vasilyevich: Alexander Gorban stages Bulgakov's comedy about an apartment manager and a petty burglar who are transferred to 16th-century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible travels to the year 1973. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 p.m.

Mamma Mia!: (See Thurs. listing.) MDM. 7 p.m.

Notes of a Russian Traveler (Zapiski Russkogo Puteshestvennika): Yevgeny Grishkovets' play about the comic adversarial relationship between two men. Stars Vasily Bochkaryov and Vladimir Steklov. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

Peer Gynt: Mark Zakharov's staging on the themes of Henrik Ibsen's verse drama. Choreography by Oleg Glushkov. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

Push Up 1-3 (Pod Davleniyem 1-3): Yegor Peregudov directs Roland Schimmelpfennig's play that observes managers and advertising executives of a big company competing mercilessly for business and private interests. National Youth Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICKSlava Polunin's Snow Show:(See Fri. listing.) Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 7:30 p.m.

The Blue Monster (Sineye Chudovishche): Konstantin Raikin directs a commedia dell'arte based on a play by Carlo Gozzi. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWThe Four-Legged Crow (Chetveronogaya Vorona): Pavel Artemyev's staging based on texts by Daniil Kharms. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

The Little Mermaid: (See Thurs. listing.) Rossiya Theater. 7 p.m.

The Marriage (Zhenitba): Sergei Artsibashev's staging of Gogol's play about a man who thinks he wants to marry but would actually rather jump out of a window. Stars Igor Kostolevsky, Mikhail Filippov and Yevgenia Simonova. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWThe Maternal Field: (See Mon. listing.) Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

The Mistakes of a Night (Oshibki Odnoi Nochi): Oliver Goldsmith's 18th-century comedy "She Stoops to Conquer," about an aristocratic woman who wins the love of a bashful man by tricking him into believing she is of low birth. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWThe New Sorrows of Young W. (Noviye Stradaniya Yunogo V.): Mikhail Barkhatov's adaptation of Ulrich Plenzdorf's novel that tells the story of a young man, who wants to escape from his small middle-class environment. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

Ward No. 6. A Small Show (Palata No. 6. Malenky Spektakl): Sergei Golomazov's staging of Chekhov's story about a dissenting doctor who is declared insane. Theater Na Maloi Bronnoi. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13th

Children of the Sun (Deti Solntsa): Maxim Gorky's 1905 tragi-comedy focuses on a high-minded and idealistic Russian professor who is unaware of impending crises. Stars Vasily Bochkaryov. Maly Theater. 7 p.m.

Enemies, A Love Story (Vragi: Istoriya Lyubvi): An adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel, set in New York in 1949, about a Holocaust survivor who finds himself involved with two wives and a fiancee. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWEugene Onegin: Rimas Tuminas stages Pushkin's verse novel. Premiere. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

Ghost Stories: a thriller from London. Dvorets Na Yauze. 8 p.m.

Hay Fever (Vesennyaya Likhoradka): Olga Yakovleva stars in Noel Coward's comedy as staged by Alexander Marin. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

He Was a Titular Counselor: (See Sat. listing.) Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

Krechinsky's Wedding (Svadba Krechinskogo): Viesturs Meiksans' staging of Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin's satire. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

Mamma Mia!: (See Thurs. listing.) MDM. 7 p.m.

Man and Women (Muzhchina i Zhenshchiny): a contemporary French comedy directed by Artur Ofengeim. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 p.m.

Peer Gynt: (See Tues. listing.) Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICKRepress and Excite(Podavlyat i Vozbuzhdat): Alexander Kalyagin directs Maksym Kurochkin's play, an eccentric mix of boulevard melodrama, backstage intrigues and social satire. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

Russian Jam (Russkoye Varenye): Iosif Raikhelgauz directs Lyudmila Ulitskaya's play on the themes of Chekhov. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

MT PICKSlava Polunin's Snow Show: (See Fri. listing.) Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 7:30 p.m.

Talents and Admirers (Talanty i Poklonniki): Alexander Ostrovsky's backstage play about a young actress trying to put up with jealous partners and pushy suitors. Directed by Mindaugas Karbauskis. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

The Blue Monster: (See Tues. listing.) Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

The Cherry Orchard (Vishnyovy Sad): Chekhov's play featuring movie star Renata Litvinova as Ranevskaya. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe Death of a Giraffe(Smert Zhirafa): Dmitry Krymov directs seven monologues about loneliness. School of Dramatic Art and Territory Festival joint production. Project Otkrytaya Stsena. 7 p.m.

The Gamblers (Igroki): Oleg Menshikov's intimate rendition of Gogol's comedy about card sharks cheating a cardsharp. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

NEWThe Games of Singles(Igry Odinokikh): Mikhail Tsitrinyak stages Neil Simon's play "Chapter Two" with Andrei Ilyin and Yelena Sotnikova in the leads. Vakhtangov Theater small hall. 7:30 p.m.

The Girl and the Revolutionary: (See Thurs. listing.) Praktika. 8 p.m.

NEWThe Lieutenant of Inishmore(Leitenant s Ostrova Inishmor): Alexander Suvorov's production of Martin McDonagh's violent, black comedy. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

The Little Mermaid: (See Thurs. listing.) Rossiya Theater. 7 p.m.

The Lourcine Street Case: (See Thurs. listing.) Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe River Potudan (Reka Potudan): Sergei Zhenovach's delicate dramatization of Andrei Platonov's story about fragile love. Studio of Theatrical Art. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

MT PICKA Profitable Post(Dokhodnoye Mesto): Konstantin Raikin's strikingly modern version of Alexander Ostrovsky's drama about corruption and sexual politics. Satirikon Theater. Feb. 14 and 22, 7 p.m.

A Russian on a Rendezvous (Russky Chelovek na Rendez-Vous): a romantic musical staging based on Ivan Turgenev's story "Spring Freshets." Fomenko Studio New Stage. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

NEWAlmost. Meine (Pochtigorod): Sergei Golomazov stages John Cariani's nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical place. Theater Na Maloi Bronnoi. Feb. 14 and 23, 7 p.m.

NEWBury Me Behind the Plinth(Pokhoronite Menya za Plintusom): Mark Rozovsky adapts Pavel Sanayev's story about his childhood. Theater U Nikitskikh Vorot New Stage. Feb. 14, 23, 7 p.m.

MT PICKCasting: Yury Yeryomin's play, based loosely on the plot of "A Chorus Line," stars Alla Sigalova as the director and choreographer. Mossoviet Theater. Feb. 14 and 20, 7 p.m.

Dead Souls (Myortviye Dushi): Vladimir Malyagin's play based on Nikolai Gogol's comic novel. Mayakovsky Theater. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Enemies, A Love Story: (See Wed. listing.) Sovremennik Theater. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

NEWEugene Onegin:(See Wed. listing.) Vakhtangov Theater. Feb. 14 and 28, 7 p.m.

Funds From Inheritance: (See Fri. listing.) Satire Theater. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Ghost Stories: a thriller from London. Dvorets Na Yauze. Feb. 14, 15, 16 and 17, 8 p.m.

Guppy (Gupyoshka): Anton Yakovlev directs Vasily Sigarev's play about a provincial girl alone in the big city. National Youth Theater small stage. Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Mona: a mysterious woman stops in a small town unexpectedly and brings fleeting love to a local school teacher. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. Feb. 14 and 22, 7 p.m.

MT PICKOne Absolutely Happy Village (Odna Absolyutno Schastlivaya Derevnya): Pyotr Fomenko's beautiful dramatization of Boris Vakhtin's 1965 novella. Fomenko Studio. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

MT PICKSlava Polunin's Snow Show: (See Fri. listing.) Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

MT PICKThe Death of a Giraffe: (See Wed. listing.) Project Otkrytaya Stsena. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

The Embezzlers (Rastratchiki): Maxim Leonidov's musical based on Valentin Katayev's story. Musical Theater. Feb. 14 to 17, 19 to 24 and 28, 7 p.m.

NEWThe Good Person of Setzuan(Dobry Chelovek iz Sezuana): Yury Butusov directs Bertolt Brecht's play about three disillusioned gods who come to earth in search of a "good human being." Pushkin Theater. Feb. 14 and 15, 7 p.m.

The House (Dom): Yevgeny Grishkovets' play about money and friendship, material and spiritual values. Contemporary Play School. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

The Jester Balakirev (Shut Balakirev): Grigory Gorin's tragicomedy based on the real story of nobleman Sergei Frolov. Lenkom Theater. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

The Last Night of Don Juan (Poslednyaya Noch Don Zhuana): Valery Belyakovich directs a comedy based on the tale about the notorious lover. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

The Three Musketeers (Tri Mushketyora): a parodical version of the famed Alexandre Dumas saga. Directed by Yury Pogrebnicho. Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Witness for the Prosecution (Svidetel Obvineniya): Marie-Louise Bishofberger stages Agatha Christie. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

NEWA Fine Place to Feed the Dogs: (See Fri. listing.) Et Cetera Theater. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Babushki: Svetlana Zemlyakova's documentary play based on interviews with inhabitants of Siberian villages. Praktika. Feb. 15, 8 p.m.

Gogol. Evenings. Spring (Gogol. Vechera. Vesna): One in a trilogy of Vladimir Pankov's productions of Nikolai Gogol's "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka." Gogol Center. Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Innamorati (Vlyublyonniye): Carlo Goldoni's comedy directed by Stefano de Luca. Maly Theater affiliate. Theater. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Juno and Avos (Yunona i Avos): a musical by Alexei Rybnikov. Lenkom Theater. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Moscow. Psycho (Moskva. Psikho): Andrii Zholdak's contemporary take on the Medea myth. Contemporary Play School. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

NEWR.R.R.: Yury Yeryomin's version of Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment." Mossoviet Theater. Feb. 15 and 23, 7 p.m.

NEWThe Glass Menagerie (Steklyanny Zverinets): Tufan Imamutdinov stages Tennessee Williams' drama about a shy young woman living under the sway of her overbearing mother. Stars Marina Neyolova. Theater of Nations. Feb. 15 and 16, 7 p.m.

The Hare. A Love Story: (See Sat. listing.) Sovremennik Theater. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

NEWThe Price (Tsena): Arthur Miller's heart-wrenching drama about two brothers and the price they must pay for the choices they have made in life. Directed by Leonid Kheifets. Mayakovsky Theater small stage. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

The Suitcase Packers (Na Chemodanakh): Hanoch Levin's comedy with eight funerals as staged by Alexander Koruchekov. Mayakovsky Theater. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

The Threepenny Opera (Tryokhgroshovaya Opera): Kirill Serebrennikov's production of the Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht gangster tale. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

The White Rabbit (Bely Krolik): Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages Mary Chase's 1944 Pulitzer play "Harvey" about a mild-mannered man (Andrei Myagkov) who says he has an invisible friend resembling a 6-foot rabbit. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Carlo, The Honorable Scoundrel: (See Sun. listing.) Hermitage Theater small stage. Feb. 16 and 23, 7 p.m.

Gogol. Evenings. Summer (Gogol. Vechera. Summer): The second in a trilogy of Vladimir Pankov's productions of Nikolai Gogol's "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka." Gogol Center. Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

King's Games (Korolevskiye Igry): an adaptation of "The 1,000 Days of Anne Boleyn," dealing with the short, ill-fated marriage of Henry VIII and the feisty Boleyn. Lenkom Theater. Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

Medea: Kama Ginkas fuses texts by Seneca, Jean Anouilh and Joseph Brodsky in his interpretation of the Greek myth about the woman whose love for her husband turns to violent hatred when he betrays her. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

Mitya's Love (Mitina Lyubov): This dramatic production by Latvian director Vladislav Nastavshev opens the small stage at the Gogol Center. Gogol Center. Feb. 16, 27, 22 and 23, 8:30 p.m.

Noises Off: (See Sat. listing.) Mossoviet Theater. Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

NEWOdessa 913:Isaak Babel's Odessa Stories as staged by Rodion Ovchinnikov. Yermolova Theater. Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

Reflection or True (Otrazheniya ili Istinnoye): Oleg Topolyansky directs Tom Stoppard's play "The Real Thing," in which the author teases the audience with the difference between semblance and reality. Pushkin Theater affiliate. Feb. 16 and 17, 7 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet: (See Fri. listing.) Satirikon Theater. Feb. 16 and 21, 7 p.m.

The Dinner Game (Uzhin s Durakom): Leonid Trushkin's production of Francis Veber's play stars Gennady Khazanov, Oleg Basilashvili and Anatoly Ravikovich. Anton Chekhov Theater. Estrada Theater. Feb. 16 and 17, 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe Golovlyov Family(Gospoda Golovlyovy): Kirill Serebrennikov stages Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin's bitterly satirical novel about a cruel, backward family in the Russian provinces. Stars Yevgeny Mironov. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

Theater in the Times of Nero and Seneca (Teatr Vremyon Nerona i Seneki): Armen Dzhigarkhanyan plays the Roman philosopher, dramatist, tutor and advisor to emperor Nero in Edvard Radzinsky's tragifarce. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. Feb. 16 and 28, 7 p.m.

NEWAugust. Osage County: (See Sun. listing.) Mayakovsky Theater. Feb. 17 and 28, 7 p.m.

Dark Alleys (Tyomniye Allei): Actress Alla Demidova performs a one-off performance of the Ivan Bunin novella. Gogol Center. Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

NEWNinetimesten:(See Sat. listing.) Mayakovsky Theater Cloakroom. Feb. 17, 3 p.m.

Sheherazade's Thousand and One Nights: (See Fri. listing.) Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

Spring Storm (Vesennyaya Groza): Alexander Ogaryov's staging of Tennessee Williams. Yermolova Theater. Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

NEWI Don't Understand:Viktor Shenderovich's comedy, set in Brighton Beach, features an old Jew from Russia, a young American woman and Time. Contemporary Play School. Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Penelope, or 2+2: Gennady Gladkov's jazz musical set in the 1930s. Stas Namin Theater. Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

The Producers: The lively Russian version of Mel Brooks' musical as staged by Dmitry Belov. Et Cetera Theater. Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 23, 7 p.m.

NEWFear and Misery of the Third Reich(Strakh i Nishcheta v Tretyei Imperii): Alexander Koruchekov's staging of Bertolt Brecht's famous play, portraying Germany in the 1930s. Premiere. Tabakov Theater. Feb. 21 and 22, 7 p.m.

NEWAn Ideal Husband. Comedy: (See Sun. listing.) Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. Feb. 23 and 24, 7 p.m.

NEWFive Evenings (Pyat Vecherov): Andrei Prikotenko's staging of Alexander Volodin's Thaw-era play about two former lovers who meet again. Lenkom Theater. Feb. 23, 24, 27 and 28, 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe Seagull: (See Sat. listing.) Satirikon Theater. Feb. 23 and 24, 7 p.m.

NEWVassa Zheleznova: Yury Klepikov directs Maxim Gorky's play about the forces destroying a traditional Russian family. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

MT PICKThe River Potudan:(See Wed. listing.) Studio of Theatrical Art. Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

The Blue Monster: (See Tues. listing.) Satirikon Theater. Feb. 28, 7 p.m.