Theater

Fomenko StudioOne Absolutely Happy Village (Odna Absolyutno Schastlivaya Derevnya): Pyotr Fomenko's beautiful dramatization of Boris Vakhtin's 1965 novella. Fomenko Studio. April the 25th at 7 p.m.

Theater Addresses

Thursday, April 25th 

MT PICK A Midsummer Night's Dream (Son v Letnyuyu Noch): Kirill Serebrennikov's version of Shakespeare's comedy of love and magic. Gogol Center. 7 p.m.

A Nest of the Gentry (Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo): Marina Brusnikina stages Ivan Turgenev's novel about a Russian landlord who returns home from France to make a new start. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

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

MT PICK A Ridiculous Poem (Nelepaya Poemka): Kama Ginkas stages "The Grand Inquisitor" segment of Dostoevsky's novel "The Brothers Karamazov." Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 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. 7 p.m.

NEW An Ardent Heart (Goryacheye Serdtse): Yegor Peregudov stages Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy depicting a freedom-seeking female in the male-dominated merchant milieu of Moscow in the 1800's. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK Auction (Torgi): Dmitry Krymov stages a bittersweet comedy about loss based on Chekhov's plays. School of Dramatic Art production. Project Otkrytaya Stsena. 7 p.m.

NEW Circles. Fictions (Krugi. Sochineniya): Joel Pommerat's latest play researches the devaluation of humanism in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. Directed by Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 7 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.

Juno and Avos (Yunona i Avos): original version of Alexei Rybnikov's musical. Dom Muzyki Theater Hall. 7 p.m.

Landing Stage (Pristan): The Vakhtangov Theater jubilee staging on the themes of Brecht, Bunin, Dostoevsky, Durrenmatt, Arthur Miller, Pushkin, Eduardo de Filippo and Shakespeare. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

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

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

Peer Gynt: Natalia Somova's staging of themes of Henrik Ibsen's verse drama. Playwright and Director Center. 7 p.m.

NEW The Constant Principle (Stoiky Printsip): Boris Yukhananov's experimental staging based on Calderon's "The Constant Prince" and Pushkin's "A Feast in the Time of Plague." School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

NEW The Easiest Way to Quit Smoking (Samy Lyogky Sposob Brosit Kurit): Mikhail Durnenkov's play about an infantile thirty year-old man who seeks to change his life. Contemporary Play School. 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.

MT PICK The Gronholm Method (Metod Gryonkholma): Jordi Galceran's play about job applicants forced to undergo strange tests to win a position. Directed by Javor Gardev. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

NEW The Madmen of Valencia (Valensianskiye Bezumtsy): Ruzanna Movsesyan stages Lope de Vega's romantic comedy about some young people who hide in a mad house. Et Cetera Theater Efros Hall. 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. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Portrait: Maxim Sevrinovsky's staging based on Ivan Bunin's short stories. Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. 7 p.m.

NEW The Stranger (Postoronny): Yekaterina Polovtseva's adaptation of Albert Camus' philosophical novel. Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. 7:30 p.m.

The Talented and the Dead (Talanty i Pokoiniki): Yevgeny Pisarev directs David Ives' dramatization of Mark Twain's story "Is He Dead?" about French painter Jean-Francois Millet who stages his death in order to increase the value of his paintings. Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Tolstoy-Stolypin. Private Correspondance (Tolstoy-Stolypin. Chastnaya Perepiska): Vladimir Mirzoyev stages Olga Mikhailova's play about letters these two Russian thinkers exchanged about the fate of Russia. Teatr.doc. 8 p.m.

Uncle Vanya (Dyadya Vanya): Andrei Konchalovsky's staging of Anton Chekhov's play. Mossoviet Theater Stage. 7 p.m.

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

Friday, April 26th 

A Hunting Drama (Drama na Okhote): Anton Yakovlev stages this piece based on the themes of an early Chekhov play. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK A Midsummer Night's Dream: (See Thurs. listing.) Gogol Center. 7 p.m.

NEW An Ardent Heart: (See Thurs. listing.) Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Celestial Pilgrims (Nebesniye Stranniki): Mark Zakharov's staging on the themes of Aristophanes and Chekhov. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

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

MT PICK Eugene Onegin: Rimas Tuminas stages a bold remake of, and commentary on, Pushkin's classic verse novel. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

Family Happiness (Semeinoye Schastye): Pyotr Fomenko's sensitive adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novella about the rise and fall of a marriage. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Fear 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. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

La Grande Magia (Velikaya Magiya): Yevgeny Pisarev directs and stars in Eduardo de Filippo's play about theatrical illusion and obsessional delusion. Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Night With a Stranger (Noch s Neznakomtsem): Plamen Panev's romantic staging based on Natalia Savitskaya's play "Wife." Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

Nine Months, 40 Weeks (9 Mesyatsev, 40 Nedel): An all-male cast plays pregnant women in Alexei Kulichkov and Sergei Shevchenko's documentary play. Teatr.doc. 7 and 9 p.m.

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

NEW Oddballs: (Chudaki): Maxim Gorky's lesser-known comedy about an acclaimed writer and his women. Mayakovsky Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

Poplars and Wind (Topolya i Veter): Konstantin Raikin directs Gerald Sibleyras' comedy about three war veterans planning their escape from hospital in 1959. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

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

Sneakers (Kedy): Ruslan Malikov stages Lyubov Strizhak's play about a 26-year-old loafer. Praktika. 7 and 9 p.m.

Talents and Admirers (Razvod po Muzhski): Sergei Artsibashev and Sergei Poselsky stage a play by Neil Simon. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Thank You, Margo! (Spasibo, Margo!): Valery Mukharyamov's comedy about Russian expats in New York. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 p.m.

The Biggest Little Drama (Samaya Bolshaya Malenkaya Drama): In this adaptation of a Chekhov story, a provincial actor and a prompter talk about theater. Stars Vladimir Andreyev and Valentin Gaft. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

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.

MT PICK The Demon. The View From Above (Demon. Vid Sverkhu): Dmitry Krymov's innovative production inspired by Mikhail Lermontov's poem. School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

The Embezzlers (Rastratchiki): Maxim Leonidov's musical based on Valentin Katayev's story. Moscow Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

The Final Sacrifice (Poslednyaya Zhertva): Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy features Oleg Tabakov and Marina Zudina in the leading parts. Chekhov Moscow Art 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.

The Slow Sword (Medlenny Mech): Yury Klavdiyev's urban drama about a young man seeking to understand what makes people tick in the cruel, modern world. Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

NEW The Stranger: (See Thurs. listing.) Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. 7:30 p.m.

The Triumph of Love (Triumf Lyubvi): Bulgarian director Galin Stoev stages Marivaux's classic comedy. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 27th 

MT PICK A Midsummer Night's Dream: (See Thurs. listing.) Gogol Center. 7 p.m.

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

NEW An Enemy of the People (Vrag Naroda): Sasha Denisova's version of Henrik Ibsen's play staged by Nikita Kobelev. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

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

Cerceau: Viktor Slavkin's legendary play from the 1980s as staged by Vladimir Ageyev. Drugoi Theater production. DK Imeni Zuyeva. 7 p.m.

Dad (Papka): Vladimir Nosik plays a lonely old man recollecting his life. Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

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

Electra: (See Fri. listing.) Theater of Nations small hall. 8 p.m.

Emilia Galotti: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's drama as staged by Michael Thalheimer researches the paradoxical relationships between words and actions. Deutsches Theater Berlin at the Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. 7:30 p.m.

Karenin: Vasily Sigarev's tragicomedy, based on Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina," focuses on her husband Alexei. Directed by Viesturs Meiksans. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 7 p.m.

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

Nocturne: 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.

School 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.

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

NEW Thank You, Margo!: (See Fri. listing.) Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 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.

NEW The Birds (Ptitsy): Mikhail Milkis' staging on the themes of Aristophanes' comedy. Vakhtangov Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

NEW The Constant Principle: (See Thurs. listing.) School of Dramatic Art. 2 p.m.

The Embezzlers: (See Fri. listing.) Moscow Musical Theater. 7 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 Seagull. Classical Operetta (Chaika. Klassicheskaya Operetta): Iosif Raikhelgauz's version of Chekhov's play. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

MT PICK The 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 Triumph of Love: (See Fri. listing.) Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

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

The White Guard (Belaya Gvardiya): Sergei Zhenovach's stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 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. 7 p.m.

NEW Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich: The middle part of A.K. Tolstoy's historical triptych, focusing primarily on the formative years of the young Boris Godunov. Directed by Boris Morozov. Russian Army Theater. 6 p.m.

Two Angels, Four People (Dva Angela, Chetyre Cheloveka): Viktor Shenderovich's light comedy about a visit from a messenger of death. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

Ulysses: Yevgeny Kamenkovich's six-hour dramatization of James Joyce's novel. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 5 p.m.

Uncle Vanya (Dyadya Vanya): Rimas Tuminas' often grotesque staging of Chekhov's play about people whose lives slip away in the Russian countryside. Stars Sergei Makovetsky. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 28th

MT PICK A Midsummer Night's Dream: (See Thurs. listing.) Gogol Center. 7 p.m.

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

NEW Bury Me Behind the Plinth (Pokhoronite Menya za Plintusom): Mark Rozovsky adapts Pavel Sanayev's story about his childhood. Theater U Nikitskikh Vorot new stage. 7 p.m.

Divorce Masculine-Style (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.

Dream Orchestra. Brass: (See Sat. listing.) Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK Eugene Onegin: (See Fri. listing.) Vakhtangov 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): 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.

NEW How 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.

Karenin: (See Sat. listing.) Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 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.

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.

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 Stage. 7 p.m.

Occupation is a Fine Affair. O, Federico! (Okkupatsiya — Miloye Delo. O, Federico!): Tatyana Orlova's dreamlike play about growing up in Soviet-occupied Germany. Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. 7 p.m.

Prima Donnas: Yevgeny Pisarev directs a comedy by Ken Ludwig. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Constant Principle: (See Thurs. listing.) School of Dramatic Art. 2 p.m.

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

NEW The Madmen of Valencia: (See Thurs. listing.) Et Cetera Theater Efros Hall. 7 p.m.

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

The Office: Roman Kozak's production of Ingrid Lausund's comedy "Slipped Disc. A Study of the Upright Walk." Five young office workers struggle to cope with a tyrannical, unseen boss. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

The Roads That Choose Us (Dorogi, Kotoriye Nas Vybirayut): a musical based on O'Henry's short story "Roads of Destiny." Satire Theater. Noon.

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

NEW The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants (Selo Stepanchikovi i Yego Obitateli): Anton Yakovlev's staging based on Dostoyevsky's novella. Maly Theater affiliate. 6 p.m.

Two in Your House (Dvoye v Tvoyem Dome): Yelena Gremina's documentary play about KGB agents living in the apartment of a Belarus presidential candidate held under house arrest. Directed by Mikhail Ugarov and Talgat Batalov. Teatr.doc. 8 p.m.

Monday, April 29th

Boule de Suif (Pyshka): Georgy Tovstonogov the Younger directs Vasily Sigarev's play based on Maupassant's story. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 7 p.m.

Caligula: Eimuntas Nekrosius' staging of Albert Camus' novel about the notorious Roman emperor stars Yevgeny Mironov. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

Faust: Goethe's classic drama as staged by Yury Lyubimov. Taganka Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Fools (Duraki): Alexander Shirvindt directs Neil Simon's comedy set in Ukraine in the 19th century. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

Happy New Year! (S Nastupayushchim!): Sergei Garmash and Leonid Yarmolnik co-star as two friends in Rodion Ovchinnikov's New Year story. Sovremennik Theater production. Estrada Theater. 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.

Pagans (Yazychniki): Valeria Surkova stages Anna Yablonskaya's family drama. Teatr.doc. 8 p.m.

Prima Donnas: (See Sun. listing.) Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

Pygmalion: George Bernard Shaw's classic play about Eliza Doolittle, the cockney flower girl whom the irascible Professor Henry Higgins "makes into a lady." Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Salome: Oscar Wilde's play as staged by Roman Viktyuk. Viktyuk Theater produaction. National Youth Theater. 7 p.m.

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.

NEW The Easiest Way to Quit Smoking (Samy 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.

NEW The Madwoman of Chaillot (Bezumnaya iz Chaillot): Nikolai Druchek's updated version of Pyotr Fomenko's staging of Jean Giraudoux's play about an old woman no one takes seriously. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

The Marriage of Figaro (Zhenitba Figaro): a musical version of Beaumarchais' witty play about a commoner who wants to marry his master's servant girl and encounters numerous adventures along the way. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

The Office: (See Sun. listing.) Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

The Wife (Zhena): Mikhail Stankevich's stage composition based on Chekhov's story. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

Valve (Ventil): German Grekov's absurdist play directed by Viktor Alfyorov. Praktika. 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30th

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

Berlusputin: Varvara Faer adapts Dario Fo's play "L'Anomalo Bicefalo" in which half of Silvio Berlusconi's brain is seemingly transplanted into Vladimir Putin's head. Stars Yevdokia Germanova and Sergei Yepishev. Teatr.doc. 7 and 9 p.m.

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

Funds From Inheritance: (See Thurs. listing.) Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

Gorbunov and Gorchakov: Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages Iosif Brodsky's poem set in a Leningrad mental hospital. Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. 7:30 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.

MT PICK Killer Joe: Javor Gardev's staging of Tracy Letts' black comedy about a highly dysfunctional family and a corrupt policeman who enters their midst. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

Lend Me a Tenor (Odolzhite Tenora): Ken Ludwig's farce about the world-famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli, who arrives in the United States to perform Othello. Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Moscow-Petushki: (See Thurs. listing.) Studio of Theatrical Art. 7 p.m.

Omens (Znaki): Alexander Kabakov's black comedy as staged by Mark Rozovsky. Theater U Nikitskikh Vorot old stage. 7 p.m.

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

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

Sailors and Whores (Moryaki i Shlyukhi): Oleg Glushkov's contemporary dance staging. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

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

MT PICK The Demon. The View From Above: (See Fri. listing.) School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

The Glass of Water, or Causes and Effects (Stakan Vody ili Prichiny i Sledstviya): Eugene Scribe's comedy about a spilled glass of water throwing British politics into chaos. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 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.

The Lioness of Aquitaine (Akvitanskaya Lvitsa): Gleb Panfilov stages James Goldman's screenplay, "The Lion in Winter," about the gamesmanship between Henry II of England (Dmitry Pevtsov) and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (Inna Churikova). Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Picture of Dorian Gray (Portret Doriana Greya): Alexander Sozonov stages Oscar Wilde. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK The Schooling of Bento Bonchev (Klass Bento Boncheva): Mikhail Ugarov directs Maksym Kurochkin's play about a man in the future who does not believe love or sex ever existed. Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

Valve: (See Mon. listing.) Praktika. 8 p.m.

MT PICK We Play Schiller (Igrayem Shillera): a fine version of Schiller's tragedy "Mary Stuart" about the deadly confrontation between the feisty Queen of Scots and her cousin, Elizabeth I, queen of England. Stars Marina Neyolova and Chulpan Khamatova. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1st

NEW An Ardent Heart: (See Thurs. listing.) Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Companions (Kompanyony): Alexander Galin directs his comedy about a former sailor who dreams of taking a boat trip down the Volga river. Et Cetera Theater Efros Hall. 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.

Funds From Inheritance: (See Thurs. listing.) Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Mitya's Love (Mitina Lyubov): A dramatic production by Latvian director Vladislav Nastavshev based on Ivan Bunin's story. Gogol Center small stage. 8:30 p.m.

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

Pygmalion: Yury Klepikov stages George Bernard Shaw's classic play. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet: (See Tues. listing.) Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

Sneakers: (See Fri. listing.) Praktika. 8 p.m.

MT PICK The 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. 7 p.m.

The Roads That Choose Us: (See Sun. listing.) Satire Theater. Noon.

The Soldier (Soldat): Dmitry Volkostrelov's experimental 15-minute staging of Pavel Pryazhko's play. Teatr.doc. 7 and 9 p.m.

The Threepenny Opera: Valentin Pluchek's full staging of the Brecht-Weill classic about the robber Mack the Knife and his crooked friends and enemies. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

A Man Came to a Woman. New Version (Prishyol Muzhchina k Zhenshchine): Semyon Zlotnikov's drama about the complex relations between the sexes. Contemporary Play School. May 2, 7 p.m.

NEW An Ardent Heart: (See Thurs. listing.) Sovremennik Theater. May 2, 6 and 7, 7 p.m.

NEW Mitya's Love: (See Wed. listing.) Gogol Center small stage. May 2, 8:30 p.m.

Noises Off: (See Sun. listing.) Mossoviet Theater Stage. May 2, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Opus No. 7: Dmitry Krymov's production in two parts — "Genealogy" (Rodoslovnaya) with texts by Lev Rubinshtein and music by Alexander Bakshi, and "Shostakovich." School of Dramatic Art. May 2 and 4, 7 p.m.

Requiem for Radames (Rekviem po Radamesu): Roman Viktyuk stages Aldo Nicolaj's comedy set in a nursing home. Stars Olga Aroseva, Vera Vasilyeva and Yelena Obraztsova. Satire Theater. May 2, 7 p.m.

Sneakers: (See Fri. listing.) Praktika. May 2 and 3, 8 p.m.

Talents and Admirers: (See Fri. listing.) Mayakovsky Theater. May 2, 7 p.m.

The Blue Monster (Sineye Chudovishche): Konstantin Raikin directs a commedia dell'arte based on a play by Carlo Gozzi. Satirikon Theater. May 2, 7 p.m.

The Forest (Les): Kirill Serebrennikov directs Ostrovsky's play about an itinerant tragedian and his comedian friend. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. May 2, 7 p.m.

The Lioness of Aquitaine: (See Tues. listing.) Lenkom Theater. May 2, 7 p.m.

MT PICK The River Potudan (Reka Potudan): Sergei Zhenovach's delicate dramatization of Andrei Platonov's story about fragile love. Studio of Theatrical Art. May 2, 7 p.m.

Theater in the Times of Nero and Seneca: (See Sat. listing.) Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. May 2, 7 p.m.

NEW Tolstoy-Stolypin. Private Correspondance: (See Thurs. listing.) Teatr.doc. May 2, 8 p.m.

MT PICK Casting: (See Sat. listing.) Mossoviet Theater Stage. May 3, 7 p.m.

He Was a Titular Counselor: (See Tues. listing.) Fomenko Studio. May 3, 7 p.m.

Triptych: Pyotr Fomenko's three-part staging of Pushkin's "Count Nulin," "The Stone Guest," and "A Scene From 'Faust' by Goethe." Fomenko Studio New Stage small hall. May 3, 7 p.m.

NEW The Birds: (See Sat. listing.) Vakhtangov Theater small stage.May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Dream Orchestra. Brass: (See Sat. listing.) Yermolova Theater. May 5 and 6, 7 p.m.

Man and Women (Muzhchina i Zhenshchiny): a contemporary French comedy directed by Artur Ofengeim. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. May 6, 7 p.m.

NEW Circles. Fictions: (See Thurs. listing.) Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. May 7, 7 p.m.

NEW The Portrait: (See Thurs. listing.) Okolo, the Theater Near the Stanislavsky House. May 7, 8 p.m.

MT PICK The Tempest (Burya): Shakespeare's play as staged by Robert Sturua stars Alexander Kalyagin as Prospero. Et Cetera Theater. May 7, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Pushkin. Duel. Death. (Pushkin. Duel. Smert.): Kama Ginkas' powerful staging, based on the memoirs of Pushkin's contemporaries, is a brilliant examination of the way in which poets are misunderstood by those closest to them. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. May 11, 7 p.m.