FREE WEEKEND STREAMING:
THE BLACK MONK, DIRECTED BY KAMA GINKAS
MOSCOW YOUNG GENERATION THEATRE
We want you to be safe. Stay home and take care of yourself and loved ones. We’ve prepared a series of free weekend streamings of some of our most popular filmed performances. Starting April 10 thru Sunday April 12, we offer you free access to Kama Ginkas's production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Black Monk“, which was filmed before a live audience from Moscow Young Generation Theatre. We hope you enjoy it!
THE BLACK MONK
Written by Anton Chekhov
Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, Kama Ginkas’ astounding reimagining highlights and builds off of the Chekhovian tension between the beauty of life and the tragedy
of how it is lived. The story tells the the tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil'ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father. As he and Tanya develop a relationship and eventually marry, a black monk of legend begins appearing to Kovrin in visions. Though these hallucinations at first imbue the young man with joy and energy, they eventually lead to his ruin.
Winner of the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Prize for Best Production, Best Director (Ginkas), Best Actor (Sergey Makovetskiy) and a Golden Mask award for Best Stage Design (Sergey Barkhin).
Director – Kama Ginkas
Stage Design – Sergey Barkhin
Assistant Director – Nikolay Aksenov
Lighting Technician – M. Biryukov
Sound – A. Radugin
Andrey Kovrin – Sergey Makovetskiy
Black Monk – Igor Yasulovich
Tanya Pesotskaya – Julia Svezhakova
Yegor Pesotsky – Valeriy Barinov