CHILDREN OF THE SUN

Written by Maxim Gorky

Red Torch Theatre, Novosibirsk

Written during the abortive Russian Revolution of 1905, Maxim Gorky's brilliant darkly comic "Children of the Sun" depicts the new middle-class, foolish perhaps but likeable, as they flounder, philosophize, and yearn for meaning, all while being totally blind to their impending annihilation. Multi-award-winning director Timofey Kulyabin's (Three Sisters, Onegin) modernized production, set in 1999 at Stanford University, focuses on the interplay between the characters, the relationships formed and broken, sparring over culture and the cosmos, barely sensing that their own privileged world is in jeopardy. Directed for the screen by Kulyabin and filmed from his Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, Russia.

In cinemas: January 2020

Photo: Frol Podlesny

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time:
1 h, 58 min

(No Intermission)

7 Golden Mask Nominations for Best Chamber Stage Production, Best Director, Best Stage Designer, 4 for Best Actor/Actress

"Gorky's text shines like new" - Kommersant

 

"What true contemporary theatre looks like" - Colta.ru

 

"A direct hit into today's mindset" - Theatre Journal Okolo

About the Director: Timofey Kulyabin is one of the most prominent young directors in Russia today. At 35, he has already staged nearly two dozen productions across the Russian Federation as well as internationally in, among many, France, Austria, Romania, Germany, Switzerland and the United States. In 2016, he was commissioned by Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre to stage Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" and in 2019 returned to the great theatre, offering up a new staging there of Dvořák's opera "Rusalka". Kulyabin's other work for Stage Russia includes a 2017 presented sign-language version of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" and a 2018 Golden Mask Award-winning staging of Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin".

Creative Team

Director – Timofey Kulyabin

Set Design – Oleg Golovko

Lighting Designer – Aleksandr Romanov

Dramaturgy – Olga Fedyanina

Cast

Pavel Fyodorovich Protasov – Pavel Polyakov

Lisa, his sister – Irina Krivonos

Elena Nikolaevna, his wife – Darya Emelyanova

Dmitriy Sergeyevich Vagin – Konstantin Telegin

Boris Nikolaevich Chepurnoy – Andrey Chernykh

Melaniya, his sister – Linda Akhmetzyanova

Fima, maid – Valeriya Kruchinina

Upcoming Screenings

Europe Cinemas

Berlin – Russisches Haus – February 9 @ 2 PM

UK Cinemas

London – Barbican Cinema – January 30 @ 2 PM

US Cinemas

CALIFORNIA

Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center 5 – January 23 & 26 @ 7:30 PM

La Jolla, CA – The Lot – January  16 & 19 @ 6:30 PM

Larkspur, CA – The Lark Theatre –  January 19 @ 1:00 PM

Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Royal – January 26 @ 1 PM

San Ramon, CA – The Lot City Center – January  16 & 19 @ 6:30 PM

GEORGIA

Atlanta, GA – Regal Tara – February 16 @ 2:00 PM

 

ILLINOIS

Lincolnshire, IL – Regal Lincolnshire – February 16 @ 2 PM

Wilmette, IL – Wilmette Theatre – February 16 @ 2 PM

MICHIGAN

Bloomfield Hills, MI – The Maple Theater – January 22 @ 7:30 PM

 

MARYLAND

Silver Spring, MD – Regal Majestic 20 – February 16 @ 2 PM

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MA – Arts Emerson – Feb 7 @ 7 PM, Feb 8 @ 2 PM & 8 PM, Feb 9 @ 1 PM

 

MINNESOTA

St Paul, MN – Macalester College – January 24 @ 7 PM
 

NEW YORK

NYC, NY – Symphony Space – February 8 @ 12:30 PM

 

OHIO

Richmond Heights, OH – Regal Town Square – February 16 @ 2 PM

OREGON

Portland, OR – Clinton Street Theater – January 19 @ 11 AM

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA – UA Grant Plaza 9 – February 16
 

TEXAS

Dallas, TX – Regal UA Galaxy Theatre – February 16 @ 2 PM

VIRGINA

Reston, VA – Town Center 11 – January 25 @ 11:30 AM

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