Theater

Meyerhold CenterThree sinister suit-wearing rabbits creeping across stage in "Alice and the State." After Alice fails a law exam, she plunges headfirst into the labarynths of Russian bureaucracy. The play is being performed on Friday night.

Theater Addresses

Thursday, June 27th

NEW A Husband for Pamela (Muzh Dlya Pamely): Olga Garibova stages John Patrick's comedy "Dear Pamela." Russian Army Theater small stage. 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.

Afterplay (Posle Zanavesa): Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages Anton Chekhov's one-act comedy "The Bear" and "Afterplay," Brian Friel's play that imagines a romantic meeting between Andrei Prozorov of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" and Sonya Serebryakova of "Uncle Vanya" in the Soviet era. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

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

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Playing Cards 1: Spades (Karty 1: Piki): The first part of Robert Lepage's experimental stagings that tell a series of stories set in Las Vegas and Baghdad at the start of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Ex Machina (Quebec) production. In English, French and Spanish with Russian subtitles. Nikulin Circus Na Tsvetnom Bulvare. 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.

Coriolanus (Koriolan): Igor Yatsko's 5-hour production of the Shakespeare drama. School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

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

Faces (Litsa): Alexander Kalyagin directs and stars in a two-actor comic show based on Chekhov's short stories. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

GenAtsid. A Rustic Anecdote (GenAtsid. Derevensky Anekdot): The inhabitants of a Russian village go in search of the Russian national idea. Kirill Vytoptov's staging based on Vsevolod Benigsen's novel. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Homo Erectus: Andrei Zhitinkin stages Yury Polyakov's post-Soviet comedy. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

I am Afraid of Love (Ya Boyus Lyubvi): Yelena Isayeva's play directed by Grigory Katayev. Teatr.doc. 8 p.m.

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

NEW Pa Leaves, Ma Lies, Grandma Dies (Papa Ukhodit, Mama Vryot, Babushka Umirayet): First part of the Meyerhold Center and Blackbox Art Residence joint experimental production based on Fabienne Yvert's book. Directed by Yury Muravitsky. Meyerhold Center. 8 p.m.

Richard — Richard: Richard III is played by Pavel Yerlykov and Anastasia Panina in Boris Dyachenko's staging of Shakespeare. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 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.

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

The Marriage of Balzaminov (Zhenitba Balzaminova): Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy about a poor mama's boy seeking a rick bride. Commonwealth of Taganka Actors small stage. 7 p.m.

The Master and Margarita: Sergei Aldonin's staging of an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical novel about Satan's visit to Moscow. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 p.m.

Twelfth Night (Dvenadtsataya Noch): Shakespeare's romantic comedy about the twins, Sebastian and Viola, who are separated by a shipwreck and later reunited by a series of amorous intrigues. Staged by Renata Sotiriadi. Taganka Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Twelfth Night (Dvenadtsataya Noch): Shakespeare's romantic comedy directed by Mikhail Stankevich. 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.

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

Friday, June 28th

A 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.

NEW Alice and The State (Alisa i Gosudarstvo): Sasha Denisova's play on social themes directed by Alexei Zherebtsov. Meyerhold Center and Liquid Theater joint production. Meyerhold Center. 7 p.m.

NEW An Ardent Heart (Goryacheye Serdtse): Yegor Peregudov stages a dark version of Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy about a town full of people with corrupted hearts. Sovremennik Theater. 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.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Playing Cards 1: Spades: (See Thurs. listing.) Nikulin Circus Na Tsvetnom Bulvare. 7 p.m.

Ciao: a French romantic comedy. Commonwealth of Taganka Actors. 7 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.

NEW Idiots: Kirill Serebrennikov's staging on the themes of Lars von Trier's film of the same name. Gogol Center. 8 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.

Letters to Felice (Pisma k Felitsii): Kirill Sbitnev's character study based on Franz Kafka's letters to his fiancee Felice Bauer. Theater of Nations small hall. 8 p.m.

Noise (Shum): Yevgenia Bondarenko's play, based on a true story, about a young man who committed a senseless murder. Directed by Talgat Batalov. Teatr.doc. 8 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.

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.

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.

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.

Shukshin's Stories: (See Thurs. listing.) Theater of Nations. 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 Book of Letters (Pismovik): Marina Brusnikina's stage version of Mikhail Shishkin's romantic novel in letters. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

The Emigrants (Emigranty): Sergei Shchedrin's staging of Slawomir Mrozek's play about two lowly emigrants in the West. Satirikon Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

The Kreutzer Sonata (Kreitserova Sonata): Anton Yakovlev dramatizes Leo Tolstoy's story about a marriage on the rocks. Stars Mikhail Porechenkov. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 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. 7 p.m.

NEW The School for Wives (Shkola Zhyon): Dmitry Bykov and Vasily Gippius' new translation of Moliere's comedy about a middle-aged man who battles a young rival for the attentions of his pretty ward. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

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

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

Vanyushin's Children (Deti Vanyushina): Sergei Naidyonov's drama about a Russian family at the turn of the 20th century. Directed by Vitaly Ivanov. Maly Theater affilate. 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.

Saturday, June 29th

NEW Alice and The State: (See Fri. listing.) Meyerhold Center. 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Playing Cards 1: Spades: (See Thurs. listing.) Nikulin Circus Na Tsvetnom Bulvare. 7 p.m.

Crime and Punishment (Prestupleniye i Nakazaniye): Lev Erenburg stages Dostoevsky. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 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 (Sredstva ot Nasledstva): Yury Ryashentsev and Galina Polidi's play on the themes of Jean-Francois Regnard's comedy "The Sole Heir" about a crafty servant. 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.

Letters to Felice: (See Fri. listing.) Theater of Nations small hall. 8 p.m.

NEW Mad Money (Besheniye Dengi): Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy about an honest provincial man getting married to a gold-digging city girl. Andrei Zenin's revival of Andrei Mironov's staging. Satire Theater Cherdak stage. 7 p.m.

Puppets (Kukly): Valery Belyakovich's staging based on Jacinto Grau's farce "The Lord of Pygmalion" and Meyerhold's biomechanics system of training for actors. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 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.

NEW Russian Beauty (Russkaya Krasavitsa): Zhenya Berkovich's adaptation of Viktor Yerofeyev's novel about a young provincial woman trying to make it in Moscow. Gogol Center small stage. 8:30 p.m.

The Elder Son (Starshy Syn): Konstantin Bogomolov directs Alexander Vampilov's comic drama about an intruder who becomes part of the family. Tabakov Theater. 7 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 (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.

The Marriage of Figaro, or, Day of Madness (Bezumny Den, ili Zhenitba Figaro): Konstantin Bogomolov's staging of Beaumarchais' play stars Oleg Tabakov, Marina Zudina and Sergei Bezrukov. Tabakov Theater production. Chekhov Moscow Art 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 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.

What a Pity (Kak Zhal): Pyotr Fomenko's staging on the themes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's play "Diatribe of Love Against a Seated Man." Stars Lyudmila Maksakova. Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 30th

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.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Playing Cards 1: Spades: (See Thurs. listing.) Nikulin Circus Na Tsvetnom Bulvare. 7 p.m.

Crime and Punishment: (See Sat. listing.) Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

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

NEW Entr'acte: A famous theater director comes to a provincial town where he began his career. Alexander Mardan's drama as staged by Natalya Kogut. Theater Luny. 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.

Love and Pigeons (Lyubov i Golubi): Vladimir Gurkin's romantic comedy. Theater U Nikitskikh Vorot old stage. 7 p.m.

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

Requiem for Radames: (See Fri. listing.) Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

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

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

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

The Aliens (Chuzhaki): Romanian-American director Adrian Giurgia stages the hit play by Annie Baker about two losers in a back lot and their teenage protege. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 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 City of Millionaires (Gorod Millionerov): Eduardo de Filippo's comedy "Filumena Marturano," the tale of a resourceful ex-prostitute who induces her common-law husband to marry her. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Demon: a media staging based on Mikhail Lermontov's poem. Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

The Heirs of Rabourdin (Nasledniki Raburdena): Emile Zola's comedy as staged by Vladimir Beilis. Maly Theater affilate. 6 p.m.

NEW The Picture of Dorian Gray: (See Sat. listing.) Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Raven. Gozzi (Voron. Gozzi): Carlo Gozzi's tale as staged by Igor Yatsko's Studio Laboratory. School of Dramatic Art. 8 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.

NEW Utyosov: A theatrical concert, featuring songs of jazz musician Leonid Utyosov performed by Dmitry Khoronko and the Maxim Piganov Orchestra. Gogol Center. 8 p.m.

White Nights (Beliye Nochi): Nikolai Druchek's staging based on Dostoevsky's story. Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

Woe From Wit (Gore Ot Uma): Rimas Tuminas' unorthodox staging of the classic Griboyedov comedy. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Monday, July 1st

Autumn Sonata (Osennyaya Sonata): Yekaterina Polovtseva stages Ingmar Bergman with Marina Neyolova and Alyona Babenko in the leads. A celebrated classical pianist is confronted by her neglected daughter. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

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

The City of Millionaires: (See Sun. listing.) Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Demon: (See Sun. listing.) Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

NEW The Egyptian Stamp (Yegipetskaya Marka): a staging based on Osip Mandelstam's story of the same name set in St. Petersburg in 1917. Fomenko Studio. 8 p.m.

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

Tuesday, July 2nd

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.

Boeing-Boeing: a comedy by Marc Camoletti directed by Sergei Aldonin. Independent Theater Project Enterprise. Theater Kinoaktyora. 7 p.m.

Divorce Masculine-Style (Razvod po Muzhski): Sergei Artsibashev and Sergei Poselsky stage a play by Neil Simon. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW London Show: Konstantin Raikin stages a comedy based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

Love and Pigeons: (See Sun. listing.) Theater U Nikitskikh Vorot old stage. 7 p.m.

Masculine Singular (Muzhskoi Rod, Yedinstvennoye Chislo): a gender-bending farce about a man's long-lost female lover who returns as a man, throwing the couple's son into total confusion. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. 7 p.m.

Morphine (Morfy): Vladimir Pankov's musical staging based on Mikhail Bulgakov's play about a doctor addicted to drugs in revolutionary Russia. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

Old New Faust (Stary Novy Faust): a fantasy based on the "Faust" theme as interpreted by Marlowe, Goethe and Mann. Theater Luny. 7 p.m.

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

Sneakers: (See Sun. listing.) Praktika. 8 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 Emigrants: (See Fri. listing.) Satirikon Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

War and Peace. The Beginning of the Novel (Voina i Mir. Nachalo Romana): Pyotr Fomenko's dramatization of sections of Leo Tolstoy's novel. English and French subtitles available. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3rd   

NEW Bury Me Behind the Plinth: (See Fri. listing.) Theater U Nikitskikh Vorot new stage. 7 p.m.

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

Comedy (Komediya): Ivan Vyrypayev's play for two actors is a parody of TV stand-up comedy. Praktika. 8 p.m.

Cupids in the Snow (Amury v Snegu): a musical comedy based on Fonvizin's 18th-century comedy about two sets of parents trying to marry off their two kids against their will. Mayakovsky 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. English and French subtitles available. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

NEW London Show: (See Tues. listing.) Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

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

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

MT PICK The Demon. The View From Above: (See Tues. listing.) School of Dramatic Art. 7 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 Lark (Zhavoronok): Jean Anouilh's version of the Joan of Arc tale as staged by Natalya Kogut. Theater Luny. 7 p.m.

NEW Zaklikukhi: Russian folk clownery. Satirikon Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

and Beyond…

Cain: Byron's dramatization of the story of Cain and Abel from the Old Testament. Igor Yatsko's stage version. School of Dramatic Art. July 4 and 5, 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Shadows (Teni): Ricardo Pais' staging is a pilgrimage to the cultural sources of Portugal. Teatro Nacional São João production. In Portuguese; Russian subtitles. Mossoviet Theater. July 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m.

Divorce Female-Style (Razvod po Zhensky): Sergei Artsibashev's staging of Claire Booth Luce's 1936 play "The Women." Mayakovsky Theater. July 4, 7 p.m.

Dorian Gray: Gulnara Glavinskaya's stage version of Oscar Wilde's novel includes his "De Profundis" essay on spirituality and faith. Theater Luny. July 4, 7 p.m.

Fahrenheit 451 (451 po Farengeitu): Adolf Shapiro's stage version of Ray Bradbury's sci-fi novel. Et Cetera Theater. July 4, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Illusions (Illyuzii): The complex tale of two married couples written and directed by Ivan Vyrypayev. Praktika. July 4 and 5, 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. July 4, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Konstantin Raikin: An Evening With Dostoevsky (Konstantin Raikin: Vecher s Dostoyevskim): Director Valery Fokin and composer Alexander Bakshi create a stage version of Fyodor Dostoevsky's existentialist novel "Notes From Underground" especially for Raikin. Satirikon Theater. July 4 and 25, 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. July 4, 7 p.m.

MT PICK The Gentleman: (See Wed. listing.) Sovremennik Theater. July 4, 7 p.m.

The Gift (Dar): Yevgeny Kamenkovich's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's final Russian novel. Fomenko Studio New Stage. July 4, 7 p.m.

The Master and Margarita: Sergei Aldonin's staging of an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical novel about Satan's visit to Moscow. Stanislavsky Drama Theater. July 4, 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. July 5 and 27, 7 p.m.

Peer Gynt: (See Fri. listing.) Lenkom Theater. July 5, 7 p.m.

NEW The Madmen of Valencia (Valensianskiye Bezumtsy): Ruzanna Movsesyan stages Lope de Vega's romantic comedy about young people hiding in a madhouse. Et Cetera Theater Efros Hall. July 5, 7 p.m.

NEW Cantus Cycneus (Pesn Lebedei): Alexei Dudarev's play "The Privates" tells about soldiers at the end of World War II. Directed by Alexander Lapty. School of Dramatic Art. July 6, 8 p.m.

Ciao: a French romantic comedy. Commonwealth of Taganka Actors. July 6, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Repress 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. July 6, 7 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet: (See Sat. listing.) Satirikon Theater. July 6, 7, 23, 24 and 28, 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. July 6, 7 p.m.

Shylock: Robert Sturua's staging of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" stars Alexander Kalyagin as Shylock. Et Cetera Theater. July 10, 7 p.m.

NEW London Show: (See Tues. listing.) Satirikon Theater. July 11, 16, 17, 26 and 31, 7 p.m.

Strange Garden (Nezdeshny Sad): Roman Viktyuk's staging about Rudolf Nureyev. Roman Viktyuk Theater. Commonwealth of Taganka Actors. July 15, 7 p.m.

Uncle Vanya (Dyadya Vanya): Andrei Konchalovsky's staging of Anton Chekhov's play. Mayakovsky Theater. July 17, 7 p.m.