Get a glimpse of high society in Imperial Russia with this interpretation of M. Lermontov's poetic drama 'The Masquerade'. Presented by Nash Dom (Our Home), the Russian Edu-Cultural Centre that nurtures Russian language and culture in New Zealand.
The Masquerade is performed in Russian on November 24 &25 and with English subtitles for one night only on November 26. The subtitles are based on the professional translation of M. Lermontov's play by Dr. Alfred E. Karpovich, whose understanding of Lermontov and fine-tuning of the English version are exceptional.
The production offers a great opportunity for English-speaking audiences to witness a slice of life for high society in Imperial Russia. The production includes aspects of pantomime, where performers express meaning through gestures accompanied by music (similar to a dance performance), and these scenes will be very dramatic and easily understood by audiences without the need for words.
For the Russian community, this is an exciting opportunity to see a production performed in their native tongue. The Russian Edu-Cultural Centre always receives praise from Russian audiences for staging theatrical productions that don't just make people laugh or cry, but which also encourage them to think about life's serious issues.