Stage Russia, a new project launching on 15 September, might be bringing Russian theatre to your local cinema.

Coming first to the USA, UK and Ireland, Stage Russia will bring eight titles to international audiences, ranging from classic works such as Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina to satirical plays and including productions from the Moscow Arts Theatre and the Sovremennik Theatre.

First up on the autumn season termcard is an imaginative production of Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, filmed in front of a live audience and presented to viewers in Russian with English subtitles. Cinemagoers can also look forward to performances including director Kama Ginkas' interpretation of Chekhov's The Black Monk and Sergei Zhenovach's version of Nikolai Erdman's renowned Soviet play The Suicide.

“Overall, our goal is to provide a broad mix of genres and styles, including classic productions, dance pieces, satirical works, Soviet-era surrealism, some with familiar titles and others that are lesser known to Western audiences, but which provide a small peek into what's called the Russian soul,” said Eddie Aronoff, founder of the initiative and an expat living in Moscow.

More information can be found here.

Source: The Moscow Times

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