One nation's history as told in five short plays ...

Chekhov: From Russia with Blood, Love & Rhetoric

 

18 & 19 September

7:30 p.m.

 

Studio Alt@,

U Výstaviště 21, Prague 7

 

Tickets: 220 Kc

(180 Kc/student and

per person in groups of 5)

 

About the show

Blood, Love & Rhetoric has returned with five comedies set in five periods in Russian history and all from one author. Their darkly humourous tour takes you from Catherine the Great's boudoir in the Winter Palace to Putin's modern Moscow with the bloody fall of the Tsar and the paranoid madness of Stalin in between. 

Performing five hilarious shorts, Blood, Love & Rhetoric provides the perfect balance of violence, romance, and comedy capped off with traditional (and not so traditional) Russian songs. 

 

  • The Alien Corn (St. Petersburg, 1774)

  • Swansong (Moscow, 1917)

  • On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco (Vladivostock, 1953)

  • The Inspector General (Novosibirsk, 1979)

  • The Proposal (Yekaterinburg, 2000)

Written by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Jim High and Logan Hillier

Lighting by Dominik Karasek

The cast

 

Sofia....................................................... Uliana Elina

Yekaterina Alexeyevna ...................... Beathe Linde

Alphonse Champugne ....................... Chris Adamson

Vasili Svietlovidoff ............................. Brian Policoff

Nikita Ivanitch .................................... Oscar Nagar

Ivan Ivanovich Nyukhin ................... Logan Hillier 

Kazakhi ................................................ Marc Cram

Stepan Stepanovitch Chubokov ....... Jim High 

Ivan Vassiliyitch Lomov ....................Vladimir Ivlev

Natalia Stepanovna ............................ Marketa Sisakova

 

About the venue

Studio Alt@ is a converted warehouse that now serves as a theatre, art gallery and cafe in Holěsovice.

 

Some information on its location and how to enter, as written on the English version of its website:

 

Studio ALTA is situated in the industrial area on Bubenská street. There are two entrances; one from Bubenská street 43 and another through a small passage on U Výstaviště street 21 (right next to the car bazar). The closest public transport is the tram stop for trams 17, 12, and 24 at Výstaviště Holešovice.

 

After 23:00, the entrance from U Výstaviště is closed, so please use the entrance from Bubenská street.

 

For more information see the maps below.                                                                                    

The cafe at Studio Alt@.