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Studio of Theater ArtThe Studio of Theater Art takes on Venedikt Yerofeyev’s “Moscow-Petushki,” or “Moscow to the End of the Line,” the drink fueled tale from the Brezhnev era. Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 19. 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 15th

Circo Ambulante: Andrei Moguchy and Maxim Isayev research the Don Quixote phenomenon in contemporary life. Stars Lia Akhedzhakova and Albert Filozov. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

New Commonplace (Obychnoye Delo): Vladimir Ivanov stages a comedy by Ray Cooney. Vakhtangov Theater. 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.

New He in Argentina (On v Argentine): Lyudmila Petrushevskaya’s tragicomedy directed by Dmitry Brusnikin. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 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.

New Lies for Salvation (Lozh vo Spaseniye): Gleb Panfilov’s staging on the themes of Spanish poet and playwright Alejandro Casona. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

Money (Dengi): Konstantin Raikin stages a crime comedy based on Alexander Ostrovsky’s play about cynicism, love and greed. Satirikon 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.

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.

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

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

MT Pick The Theater of Medea (Teatr Medei): Oksana Mysina performs a one-actress show based on Klim’s play about two actresses rehearsing the role of Medea. School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

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

Friday, November 16th

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

New 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.

Day of Dust (Pylny Den): Sasha Denisova directs her own play about thirty-somethings recognizing their mortality. Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

Demons (Besy): Yury Lyubimov’s staging of Dostoevsky’s novel about 19th-century revolutionaries. Music by Igor Stravinsky and Vladimir Martynov. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

Donky Khot: (See Thurs. listing.) Project Otkrytaya Stsena. 7 p.m.

Exit the King (Korol Umirayet): Eugene Ionesco’s tone poem on the process of dying as staged by Krzysztof Zanussi. Taganka Theater. 7 p.m.

Heat (Zhara): Natalya Moshina’s play about a group of romantic terrorists as staged by Vladimir Ageyev. Praktika. 7 and 9 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 small stage. 7 p.m.

La Grande Magia: (See Thurs. listing.) Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

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

MT Pick Pushkin’s Little Tragedies (Malenkiye Tragedii Pushkina): scenes from five short plays by Alexander Pushkin. Satirikon 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.

The God of Carnage (Bog Rezni): Sergei Puskepalis directs Yasmina Reza’s play about two pairs of parents brought into contact by their sons’ altercation while playing. Sovremennik 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 The Triumph of Love (Triumf Lyubvi): Bulgarian director Galin Stoev stages Marivaux’s classic comedy. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

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

Saturday, November 17th

New A Fine Place to Feed the Dogs: (See Fri. listing.) Et Cetera 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.

Gaft’s Dream Retold by Viktyuk (Son Gafta, Pereskazanny Viktyukom): Valentin Gaft stars in his own play about Joseph Stalin, staged by Roman Viktyuk. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Karenin: (See Fri. listing.) Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 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.

New Romeo and Juliet: Konstantin Raikin’s new version of the Shakespeare tragedy. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

New Rustic Anecdote (Derevensky Anekdot): The inhabitants of a Russian village go in search of the Russian national idea. Preview of Kirill Vytoptov’s staging based on Vsevolod Benigsen’s novel. Sovremennik Theater. Noon.

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.

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

Twelfth Night (Dvenadtsataya Noch): Shakespeare’s romantic comedy as staged by Renata Sotiriadi. Taganka Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 18th

Afterplay (Posle Zanavesa): Yevgeny Kamenkovich’s staging includes 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 his “Uncle Vanya” in the Soviet era. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

New Enough Symplicity in Every Wise Man (Na Vsyakogo Mudretsa Dovolno Prostoty): Vladimir Mirzoyev’s staging of Ostrovsky’s classic comedy. Taganka 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.

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

New Mr. Puntila and His Man Matti (Gospodin Puntila i Yego Sluga Matti): Mindaugas Karbauskis’ staging of Bertolt Brecht. Mayakovsky Theater. 7 p.m.

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

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

The Masquerade: Rimas Tuminas directs Mikhail Lermontov’s play about a husband’s fatal jealousy of his younger wife. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

The Ruins (Razvaliny): Yury Klavdiyev’s play set during the Blockade in Leningrad. Two hungry families face choices that not everyone is capable of making. Playwright and Director Center. 8 p.m.

Monday, November 19th

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.

Festival NET: Testament (Zaveshchaniye): Reckonings between fathers and daughters in She She Pop’s staging based on Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” In German. Meyerhold Center. 8 p.m.

New Snow (Sneg): Alexander Gordon stages an existential comedy based on his father Garri Gordon’s novella. Contemporary Play School. 7 p.m.

New 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.

MT Pick The Black Monk (Chyorny Monakh): Kama Ginkas’ brilliant staging of Chekhov’s short story about a strange, ethereal figure who convinces a man that he is a genius. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 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.

Tuesday, November 20th

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

MT Pick K.I. From “Crime” (K.I. iz Prestupleniya): Kama Ginkas’ influential production of the segments of Dostoevsky’s novel “Crime and Punishment” that concern Katerina Ivanovna, the widow of the drunken Marmeladov. Stars Oksana Mysina. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 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.

New Mousetrap (Myshelovka): premiere of Alexander Zhurbin’s musical based on Agatha Christie’s detective play. Theater Center Na Strastnom. 7 p.m.

Festival New NET: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Son v Letnyuyu Noch): Kirill Serebrennikov’s updated version of Shakespeare’s comedy of love and magic. Platforma at the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art. 8 p.m.

Festival NET: Testament: (See Mon. listing.) Meyerhold Center. 8 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 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.

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.

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 Tale of Arden Forest (Skazka Ardenskogo Lesa): Yuly Kim’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” written by Yuly Kim and directed by Pyotr Fomenko. Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday, November 21st

New A Midsummer Night’s Dream: (See Tues. listing.) Platforma at the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art. 8 p.m.

New 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.

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

Landing Stage: (See Tues. listing.) Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

New Mousetrap: (See Tues. listing.) Theater Center Na Strastnom. 7 p.m.

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

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

MT Pick The Gronholm Method: (See Tues. listing.) Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

New The 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 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.

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.

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.

and Beyond…

New A Midsummer Night’s Dream: (See Tues. listing.) Platforma at the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art. Nov. 22, 23, 24 and 25, 8 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. Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

Cain: Byron’s dramatization of the story of Cain and Abel from the Old Testament. Igor Yatsko’s stage version. School of Dramatic Art. Nov. 22 and 23, 7 p.m.

Gorbunov and Gorchakov: Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages Iosif Brodsky’s poem set in a Leningrad mental hospital. Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.

New Romeo and Juliet: (See Sat. listing.) Satirikon Theater. Nov. 22, 27 and 30,7 p.m.

New Spanish Madness (Ispanskiye Bezumstva): Igor Konyayev stages Lope de Vega’s play “The Maestro of Dance.” Lenkom Theater. Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

The Bear (Medved): Iosif Raikhelgauz stages Dmitry Bykov’s political satire. Contemporary Play School. Nov. 22, 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. Nov. 22, 8 p.m.

MT Pick The Lady With the Lapdog (Dama s Sobachkoi): This exquisite work by Kama Ginkas dramatizes Chekhov’s classic story of love found and lost. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

The Talented and the Dead: (See Wed. listing.) Pushkin Theater. Nov. 22, 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. Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

New The Triumph of Love: (See Fri. listing.) Theater of Nations. Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

Zoika’s Apartment (Zoikina Kvartira): Kirill Serebrennikov directs Mikhail Bulgakov’s play about a wild crew of petty thieves, crooks and shysters in the 1920s NEP era in Moscow. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. Nov. 23 and 24, 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. Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

New Carlo, The Honorable Scoundrel: (See Fri. listing.) Hermitage Theater small stage. Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

Demons: (See Fri. listing.) Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

New The Final Cut: Alla Sigalova choreographs and stages Pink Floyd’s CD of the same name. Theater Center Na Strastnom. Nov. 24, 8 p.m.

Shakespeare’s Fools: (See Fri. listing.) Theater Yunogo Zritelya. Nov. 25, 7 p.m.

MT Pick Pushkin’s Little Tragedies: (See Fri. listing.) Satirikon Theater. Nov. 29, 7 p.m.