Theater

gogolcenter.comThe protagonists of "Mitya's Love" kissing. The young man and the actress are removed from time and space in this scene from Vladislav Nastavshev's take on the Ivan Bunin story, being staged at the Gogol Center on May 1.

Theater Addresses

Thursday, May 2nd 

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. 7 p.m.

NEW An Ardent Heart (Goryacheye Serdtse): Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy depicting a freedom-seeking female in the male-dominated merchant milieu of Moscow. Sovremennik 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.

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.

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. 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. 7 p.m.

Sneakers (Kedy): Ruslan Malikov stages Lyubov Strizhak's play about a 26-year-old loafer. Praktika. 8 p.m.

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

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

The Lioness of Aquitaine: (Akvitanskaya Lvitsa): Gleb Panfilov stages James Goldman's screenplay, "The Lion in Winter" with Inna Churikova as Eleanor of Aquitaine. Lenkom Theater. 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. 7 p.m.

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

Friday, May 3rd

Alaska: Mikhail Ugarov directs Gibran Ramirez Portela's play about love, friendship and death. Teatr.doc. 8 p.m.

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

I Am the Machine Gunner (Ya — Pulemyotchik): Yury Klavdiyev's drama contemplates war, murder, death and duty. SounDrama Studio staging by Vladimir Pankov. Gogol Center small stage. 8:30 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.

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

Sneakers (Kedy): Ruslan Malikov stages Lyubov Strizhak's play about a 26-year-old loafer. Praktika. 8 p.m.

MT PICK The Gentleman: Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages Alexander Sumbatov-Yuzhin's play about an ambitious, vain young man making his way in the world. Sovremennik 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 PICK The Marriage (Zhenitba): Mark Zakharov stages an all-star version of Nikolai Gogol's classic comedy. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

The Public Eye (Lyubov Glazami Syshchika): Sergei Artsibashev directs Peter Shaffer's comedy about a pompous accountant, his free-spirited wife and an eccentric private eye. The show includes ballet scenes staged by Vyacheslav Gordeyev. Mayakovsky Theater. 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. 7 p.m.

What're You Doing in a Tux? (A Choi-to Ty vo Frake?): a mock-opera, mock-ballet 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.

Saturday, May 4th 

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

NEW Ninetimesten (Devyatpodesyat): Sasha Denisova's documentary play in the cloakroom directed by Nikita Kobelev. Mayakovsky Theater Cloakroom. 3 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. 7 p.m.

NEW The Birds (Ptitsy): Mikhail Milkis' staging on the themes of Aristophanes' comedy. Vakhtangov Theater small stage. 7:30 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 Seagull. Classical Operetta (Chaika. Klassicheskaya Operetta): Iosif Raikhelgauz's version of Chekhov's play. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

NEW The Seagull (Chaika): Yury Butusov stages a comedy based on Chekhov's play about conflicting generations of Russian actors and writers at the end of the 19th century. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

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

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

Wolves and Sheep (Volki i Ovtsy): Pyotr Fomenko's production of Ostrovsky's comedy about cheats and scoundrels. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 5th

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

Five Evenings (Pyat Vecherov): Andrei Prikotenko's staging of Alexander Volodin's Thaw-era play about two former lovers who meet again. Lenkom 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.

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 Kingdom of Father and Son (Tsarstvo Otsa i Syna): Yury Yeryomin's staging based on A.K. Tolstoy's historical chronicles. Mossoviet Theater Stage. 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.

NEW The Seagull (Chaika): Yury Butusov stages Chekhov's play about conflicting generations of Russian actors and writers. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

The Swedish Matchstick (Shvedskaya Spichka): Nikita Grinshpun's lively staging based on Chekhov's short stories features young actors. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

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

Monday, May 6th

NEW An Ardent Heart (Goryacheye Serdtse): Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy about a young woman in the male-dominated merchant milieu of Moscow in the 1800's. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Christmas at the Ivanovs (Yolka u Ivanovykh): Alexander Vvedensky's absurdist play staged by Denis Azarov. Gogol Center small stage. 8:30 p.m.

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

NEW ESM: a visual, musical and physical performance by the blackSKYwhite Theater. Theater Center Na Strastnom. 8 p.m.

Eugene Onegin: Yury Lyubimov's lively one-act show celebrates Taganka-style theater more than narrating Pushkin's verse novel. Taganka Theater. 7 p.m.

Life is Grand (Zhizn Udalas): Pavel Pryazhko's play about people struggling to live and love in an alcoholic haze, as staged by Viktor Alfyorov. Praktika. 8 p.m.

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

Medea: Mikhail Tsitrinyak's staging of Jean Anouilh's play with Yulia Rutberg in the lead. Vakhtangov Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

Russian Woe (Russkoye Gore): Iosif Raikhelgauz stages a musical version of the classic Griboyedov comedy "Woe From Wit." Music by Sergei Nikitin. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

The Marriage (Zhenitba): Igor Zolotovitsky's production of Gogol's play about a man narrowly escaping marriage. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

The Office: Five young office workers struggle to cope with a tyrannical, unseen boss. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

MT PICK The Overcoat (Shinel): This interpretation of Gogol's story by director Valery Fokin and composer Alexander Bakshi stars Marina Neyolova as Bashmachkin. Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. 7:30 p.m.

The Swedish Matchstick (Shvedskaya Spichka): Nikita Grinshpun's lively staging based on Chekhov's short stories features young actors. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

The Taming of the Shrew (Ukroshcheniye Stroptivoi): Shakespeare's comedy about a high-strung woman who finds love with a headstrong man. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK Three Sisters (Tri Sestry): Pyotr Fomenko's tragic rendition of Anton Chekhov's classic. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Uzbek: Talgat Batalov's one-man show about gastarbeiters in Moscow. Teatr.doc. 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7th

NEW An Ardent Heart (Goryacheye Serdtse): Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy about a young woman in the male-dominated merchant milieu of Moscow in the 1800's. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

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.

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

August. Osage County (Avgust. Grafstvo Oseidzh): Mindaugas Karbauskis stages Tracy Letts' family comedy. Mayakovsky 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.

NEW Christmas at the Ivanovs (Yolka u Ivanovykh): Alexander Vvedensky's absurdist play staged by Denis Azarov. Gogol Center small stage. 8:30 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.

NEW ESM: a musical, visual and physical show by the blackSKYwhite Theater. Theater Center Na Strastnom. 8 p.m.

Funds From Inheritance (Sredstva ot Nasledstva): Yury Ryashentsev and Galina Polidi's play about a crafty servant. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

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

Life is Grand (Zhizn Udalas): Pavel Pryazhko's play about people struggling to live and love in an alcoholic haze. Praktika. 8 p.m.

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

Not for Me (Ne Dlya Menya): Vladimir Dantsiger stages Vladimir Gurkin's tragifarce set in the pre- and post-war Russian village. Yermolova Theater. 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.

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

The Master and Margarita: Yury Lyubimov's famous dramatization of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel. Taganka 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. 8 p.m.

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

The Swedish Matchstick (Shvedskaya Spichka): Nikita Grinshpun's lively staging based on Chekhov's short stories features young actors. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday, May 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.

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.

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.

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

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

NEW Fools (Duraki): Valery Belyakovich directs Neil Simon's comedy about good-for-nothing small-towners who suddenly turn wise and witty. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 p.m.

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

Heartbreak House (Dom, Gde Razbivayutsya Serdtsa): Yevgeny Kamenkovich's staging of George Bernard Shaw's "fantasy in the Russian manner." Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Shaga: Marguerite Duras' tragicomedy observes a man and two women sorting out their relationships. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 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 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 Glass Menagerie (Steklyanny Zverinets): Tennessee Williams' drama about a shy young woman living under the sway of her overbearing mother. Theater of Nations. 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 Maternal Field (Materinskoye Pole): a movement staging based on Chingiz Aitmatov's story. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Strannaya Istoriya Doktora Dzhekila i Mistera Khaida): Pavel Khomsky stages a musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson's story. Mossoviet Theater Stage. 7 p.m.

NEW The Tale of What We Can Do and What We Can't (Skazka o Tom, Chto My Mozhem, i Chego Net): Marat Gatsalov stages Mikhail Durnenkov's adaptation of Pyotr Lutsik and Alexei Samoryadov's script. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.