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Russian Theatre to open International Festival in China

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Russian Theatre to open International Festival in China


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The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg – Theatre of Europe will demonstrate Russian drama art to Chinese spectators. The performance of this troupe will open International Theatre Festival Big Family, which is to take place in Tianjin for the fourth time already, RIA Novosti reports.

Russian performers will present epic play Brothers and Sisters based on the novel by Fyodor Abramov. Its main topic is daily life of people living on a farm after the World War II. The leader of Saint Petersburg Maly Drama Theater Lev Dodin directs this play.

Brothers and Sisters will be performed two times at the Tianjin Grand Theatre, which audience hall accommodates 1.5 thousand people. All tickets were sold out long before the beginning of the road tour.

Art director of Grand Theatre Mr. Chen Chan adores Russian drama. He already has invited several Russian theatre troupes including Mariinskiy Theatre, Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre and others.

Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov will be among spectators at the first stage performance. After the play is over, Lev Dodin and his troupe will hold Q&A with the spectators and theatre lovers of this Northern China city.

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