Stage Russia HD – Children of the Sun
$17 General Admission
CHILDREN OF THE SUN at 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 likable, 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 at his Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Presented in Russian w/ English subtitles. Runtime includes one 15-minute intermission.
About the director:
Timofey Kulyabin is one of the most prominent young directors in Russia today. At 33, he has already staged nearly two dozen productions across the Russian Federation as well as internationally in France, Austria, Romania, Germany, and Switzerland. In 2016, he was commissioned by Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre to stage Donizetti’s opera Don Pasquale and in 2019 he will offer up a new staging there of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka. Kulyabin’s production of Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov was presented in New York City this past June to great acclaim.